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Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) - any side effects?

Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) - any side effects?

Yes: Diarrhea is a mechanism for body to remove toxins out of the body. Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) keeps toxins & infection inside so prolongs illness. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Lomotil vs imodium (loperamide)?

Lomotil vs imodium (loperamide)?

Both work the same: Both Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) contain opiod (narcotic) agonists which act to decrease muscle contraction in the small intestine and colon. ...Read more

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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

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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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Why can't you take lomotil and imodium (loperamide) together?

Why can't you take lomotil and imodium (loperamide) together?

Synergy: Both Lomotil & Imodium (loperamide) contain a mu opioid receptor agonist that acts in the meyenteric plexis in the GI tract. You run the risk of potential synergism whereby the effects of one increases the others potency leading to supra therapeutic effects or even a complication ileus (paralysed bowel). That said, you should follow the guidance of the physician that is managing your GI disease in this matter. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lomotil and imodium (loperamide)?

What is the difference between lomotil and imodium (loperamide)?

Both work the same: Both Lomotil and Imodium (loperamide) contain opiod (narcotic) agonists which act to decrease muscle contraction in the small intestine and colon. ...Read more

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How could lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) aka lonox be abused?

How could lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) aka lonox be abused?

Its like Demerol...: Here's a helpful link for more info: http://www. Drugaddictiontreatment. Com/types-of-addiction/prescription-drug-addiction/lomotil-abuse/ ...Read more

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Please help docs! Is lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) good for slowing down an ileostomy?

Please help docs! Is lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) good for slowing down an ileostomy?

Yes: Lomotil is one of several things that can be used to slow ileostomy output. Imodium (loperamide) is also effective in most patients. Fiber can also slow and thicken the output. You should work with your gastroenterologist or surgeon to manage the output and make sure there isn't something going on to make the output increased. ...Read more

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I just took 5 immodium and my diarrhea won't stop, I have to travel 3.5 hours, will I be okay if I take one lomotil?

I just took 5 immodium and my diarrhea won't stop, I have to travel 3.5 hours, will I be okay if I take one lomotil?

Diarrhea treatment: Imodium is the generic name of lomotil. They are exactly the same thing. Now as to what is causing your diarrhea. I am not sure, but you should be seen by a sharp internist and sit down with him/her and give a good history and a good physical and some appropriate lab work. Then you can decide about your European travel plans! ...Read more

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Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) contain opium?

Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) contain opium?

No: The molecule of Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is similar to a molecule of other opioids. It sits on the same receptor, but does not activate it fully. ...Read more

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Can I take lomotil and topamax (topiramate) together safely?

Can I take lomotil and topamax (topiramate) together safely?

Not Aware: Not aware of any interactions. Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is an extremely weak opioid combined with Atropine to discourage abuse. If taken in a normal dosage you should not have any problems. I would always check with a pharmacist to see if there are any problems with combining any of your medications. ...Read more

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Can I take lomotil and topamax (topiramate) at the same time safely?

Can I take lomotil and topamax (topiramate) at the same time safely?

Most likely: Lomotil and topamax (topiramate) should be able to be taken safely together. The big question is are you on Lomotil chronically and if so why? Has any underlying condition causing diarrhea been adequately evaluated? ...Read more

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What are health problems caused by a lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

What are health problems caused by a lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is an opiate and as such can cause nausea, vomiting, itching, constipation, sleepiness, and respiratory arrest resulting in death in an overdose situation. Treatment is immediate transport to an er via ambulance with airway support and resuscitation capability. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

Lomotil overdose: Early overdose symptoms may include dry skin, dry mouth or nose, blurred vision, restless feeling, feeling too warm or cold, tingly feeling, and a fast heart rate. Progressing symptoms of an atropine and diphenoxylate overdose include weakness, pinpoint pupils in the eyes, weak or shallow breathing, fainting, or coma. Ref: http://www. Rxlist. Com/lomotil-drug/patient-avoid-while-taking. Htm ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) and lomotil together?

Is it safe to take Zoloft (sertraline) and lomotil together?

Yes: Shouldn't b a problem note zoloft (sertraline) frequently causes diarrhea initially this typically goes away on its own after a few days--most ssris can cause this side effect at first. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

What is the treatment for lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose?

Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) overdose: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is a weak opiate which could, in a worse case scenario. Kill you in an overdose. The patient should go immediately to an emergency room via ambulance where they have airway management and resuscitation capability to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the uses of lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine)?

What are the uses of lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine)?

Diarrhea: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is used to treat diarrhea. It is usually a very effective medication. ...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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My doctor said to take Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine). I have Loperamide at home. Can I take Loperamide instead of Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine)?

Yes, and call MD: The two medications have similar ingredients and they work in similar ways. If you have used Loperamide before, with good results, it will probably be fine. However, since you are planning to depart from your physician's specific instructions, please call their office and let the doctor know your intention. ...Read more

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HI have taken 2 lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) with no effect, so now took One loperamide. I also want to take a pepto. Need to sleep! Is it safe? I don't want to overdose.

HI have taken 2 lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) with no effect, so now took One loperamide. I also want to take a pepto. Need to sleep! Is it safe? I don't want to overdose.

Diarrhea: I presume you are suffering from diarrhea or IBS. Do not mix medicines. Also be aware that Pepto Bismol will turn your stool black. If you use lomotil, (diphenoxylat and atropine) take one every 4 hrs for a full day before switching. If it lasts longer than 3 days see your doctor ...Read more

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Could lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) cause worse infection if food poisoning?

Could lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) cause worse infection if food poisoning?

Yes: Lomoti could interfere with the clearance of the toxins from your body and prolong or worsen the illness. ...Read more

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Light-headed! Is this a common side effect with lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine)?

Light-headed! Is this a common side effect with lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine)?

Can occur!: Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is a synthetic narcotic that is poorly absorbed in the GI tract.
Some get into the body, though. It a very uncommon side effect, but is listed, nonethelesss. ...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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Does lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) or bismuth subsalicylate have aspirin in it?

Aspirin and lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine): Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) does not have aspirin, but Bismuth Subsalicylate is a sslt of salicylic acid that is the main component of aspirin. ...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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Chronic diarrhea from iliestomy and j pouch. Imodium, lomotil doesn't work. Should I try carafate (sucralfate)?

Chronic diarrhea from iliestomy and j pouch. Imodium, lomotil doesn't work. Should I try carafate (sucralfate)?

NO....: You need to speak with your surgeon. I wouldn't pursue relief by altering my medications without some medical guidance. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi why do I still have green watery stool after taking 3 tabs of lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) and hydrite, eating bananas and apple? But it lessen after 24 hours.

Hi why do I still have green watery stool after taking 3 tabs of lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) and hydrite, eating bananas and apple? But it lessen after 24 hours.

Sounds transient: Sounds like a transient condition that will clear up on its own (since you are already having improvement at 24 hours). A virus is often the cause and this can take a few days to clear up. Good luck! Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...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. Andrew Seibert
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Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride And Atropine (Definition)

Diphenoxylate hydrochloride|atropine is an anti-diarrheal agent which is a ...Read more


Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Lomotil (Definition)

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