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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Given Suprax for sinus infection Given Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) to stop diarrheaDid not workDiagnosed with C. DifficleGiven Metronidazole After 7 days diarrhea returned. Now what?

See your. Doctor. Re check stool. See if still vdiff positive. May need to change treatment. It may be your body getting back to normal as well. . Read more...
C. Dificile. C.Dificile is not to wait on. If the diarrhea is back, you need to see your doctor asap for stool sample and possibly back on treatment. Read more...

Stomach bug 4 wksvago, 2 dr. Visits, 2 psych visits, lomotil, (diphenoxylat and atropine) pepto, diet mod, xanex. Still on and off loose stool or diarrhea. Stool tests pending?

What is the question. It sounds like you developed a GI problem a few weeks ago and are still not symptom free. If tests are pending, see the doctor when the results are in. S/he should be able to discuss the need for further testing and ways to alter your diet until things have completely healed. Read more...