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Can lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Can lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Yes: The shape of the Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) molecule is similar to opioid molecules, and thus sits on the same receptors. All opiods slow bowels, and thus treat diarrhea. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


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Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) treat diarrhea?

Yes: The shape of the Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) molecule is similar to opioid molecules, and thus sits on the same receptors. All opiods slow bowels, and thus treat diarrhea. ...Read more

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I have an ongoing diarrhea from last week. I tried imodium (loperamide) and lomotil but they didn't work. What to do?

I have an ongoing diarrhea from last week. I tried imodium (loperamide) and lomotil but they didn't work. What to do?

Diarrhea: One week of diarrhea of acute onset suggests some form of infection. Stool exam for the presence of wbcs and culture and tests for giardia may be done if this does not resolve. Suggest you see a doctor and get this worked out. Doubt that this is irritable bowel or new onset inflammatory bowel disease if you have not had these previously. ...Read more

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Why can't you take lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) if you have antibiotic associated diarrhea?

Why can't you take lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) if you have antibiotic associated diarrhea?

Thanks for asking!: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) can make c. Difficile diarrhea much more severe, and c. Difficile diarrhea is one type of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Until you know that you don't have c. Difficile, you should avoid medications like lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine). ...Read more

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Can you take imodium (loperamide) and lomotil for antibiotic related diarrhea?

Can you take imodium (loperamide) and lomotil for antibiotic related diarrhea?

Yes: The shape of the Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) molecule is similar to opioid molecules, and thus sits on the same receptors. All opiods slow bowels, and thus treat diarrhea, no matter the cause. ...Read more

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Stopped diarrhea with Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) and now no motion for 1 week. Only mucus and occasionally blood. Bed bound can't get him to a DR. Hospital?

Stopped diarrhea with Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) and now no motion for 1 week. Only mucus and occasionally blood. Bed bound can't get him to a DR. Hospital?

EMS: I hope you have Emergency Service in Australia as that would be your best bet to help get your family member to the hospital/doctor for the care he needs. With no bowel movement it is unsure how much he is actually eating at this time. Is he dehydrated? He needs to be evaluated ...Read more

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Taking lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) for diarrhea dr gave me a script for Flagyl to use if still had diarrhea stools r still soft but not liquid sould i take the flagyl?

Taking lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) for diarrhea  dr gave me a script for Flagyl to use if still had diarrhea stools r still soft but not liquid sould i take the flagyl?

Metronidazole: Not without a specific diagnosis. The question will be whether you may have giardia lamblia infection, treatable with Metronidazole (flagyl), or something else, like c. Difficile colitis, etc. You need to be carefully evaluated and not treated blindly. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride And Atropine (Definition)

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Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Lomotil (Definition)

Lomotil is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more