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food interaction for LOMOFEN

alcohol interaction for LOMOFEN

pregnancy interaction for LOMOFEN

lactation interaction for LOMOFEN

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Lomofen tablet may cause symptoms such as flushing, increased heartbeat, nausea, thirst, chest pain and low blood pressure with alcohol (Disulfiram reactions).
Lomofen tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Lomofen tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Atropine(0.025 mg)


Atropine is used in the form of eye drops for treatment of infections and inflammation of eyes, for relaxing the eye muscles before eye examination especially in children (cycloplegic refraction), and to widen the pupil. As a tablet and injection, it is used to reduce production of saliva and other body fluids before general anesthesia, to raise the heart rate if it has become too slow (after heart attack or certain drugs), and for relief of symptoms of organo phosphorus (pesticide) poisoning. Tablets are also used in certain inflammatory gut disorders.

How it works

Atropine belongs to class of medication called as anticholinergic drugs. It acts by blocking the activity chemicals (acetylcholine) in the body, thereby producing effects such as reduction of salivary and other body secretions, relief of abdominal pain due to cramps, increase in the heart rate, and widening of the pupil.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Confusion, Dry mouth, Dry skin, Difficulty in urination, Eye irritation, Eyelid swelling, Altered heart rate, Eye redness, Skin redness, Tachycardia, Blurred vision, Photosensitivity, Fever
Diphenoxylate(2.5 mg)


Diphenoxylate is used in combination with atropine (along with appropriate fluid and electrolyte therapy) for treatment of diarrhea, (loose stools).

How it works

Diphenoxylate belongs to a class of medications called antidiarrheal agents. It works by decreasing the movement of bowel.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Numbness of extremity, Decreased urination, Abdominal bloating, Abdominal pain, Acne-like rash, Facial swelling, Allergic reaction, Confusion, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Flushing, Dry skin, Fatigue, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Loss of appetite, Mood changes, Restlessness, Tachycardia, Itching, Urticaria
Furazolidone(50 mg)


Furazolidone is used to treat diarrhea or enteritis caused by bacteria and protozoa including traveler’s diarrhea, food poisoning, typhoid fever, cholera, salmonella infections, and giardiasis.

How it works

Furazolidone belongs to class of medications called nitrofuran antibiotics. Furazolidone is believed to work by cross linking of DNA, thereby stopping bacterial growth and killing sensitive bacteria and protozoa.

Common side effects

Acne-like rash, Allergic reaction, Hives, Joint pain, Decreased blood pressure, Dizziness, Headache, Nausea, Stomach upset, Vomiting, Weakness, Chills, Fever


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Expert advice for LOMOFEN

  • Do not start or continue atropine, in any form if you are allergic to atropine or any other ingredients of the medicine.
  • Do not start or continue atropine eye drops if you wear soft contact lenses; if you have increased pressure in the eyes (glaucoma); fever or increased heart rate. 
  • Do not start or continue atropine tablets if you have a condition called pyloric stenosis characterize with difficulty for food to move from stomach into the small intestine causing pain or vomiting; or acid reflux with heartburn (gastro-oesophageal reflux) and diarrhea.
  • Avoid taking atropine if you have urinary retention, high blood pressure, any heart problem including weak heart, or high thyroid hormone level.
  • Do not take this drug if you have rare hereditary problems of intolerance to done or more types of sugar (including galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.)
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking atropine in any form. 
  • Atropine can cause visual disturbances, giddiness and staggering and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.

Frequently asked questions for LOMOFEN


Q. Is atropine a controlled substance?
No, it is available as prescription drug.
Q. Is atropine a beta blocker /calcium channelblocker/adrenaline/ parasympathomimetic/vasopressor?
No, atropine belongs to class of medication called as anticholinergics or cholinergic antagonist.
Q. Is atropine an agonist or antagonist?
Atropine is an antagonist of cholinergic receptors.
Q. Is atropine a narcotic drug?
No, it is not a narcotic. However, it is often available in combination with drugs that have abuse potential.
Q. Does atropine increase blood pressure/decrease heart rate/sedation/urinary retention/increase contractility?
Atropine decreases heart rate and increases blood pressure; It causes urinary retention as well as decreased contractility of gut and urinary bladder muscles. It does not cause sedation, on the contrary, it causes excitation, sleeplessness and agitation.
Q. Does atropine cross placenta?
Yes, small amount of atropine can cause placenta. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Does atropine block activity of acetylcholine /nicotinic receptor?
Yes, atropine acts by inhibiting the activity of acetylcholine on muscarinic and nicotinic receptors.


Q. What is diphenoxylate hydrochloride and atropine sulfate?
Diphenoxylate and atropine combination medication is a combination medicine used for treatment of diarrhea.


Q. How does furazolidone work?
Furazolidone is believed to work by crosslinking of DNA, thereby stopping bacterial growth and killing sensitive bacteria and protozoa.
Q. Is furazolidone an antibiotic?
Furazolidone is a nitrofuran antibiotic.

Q. What is furazolidone is used for?
Furazolidone is used to treat diarrhea or enteritis caused by bacteria and protozoa including traveler’s diarrhea,typhoid fever, cholera, salmonella infections, and giardiasis.
Q. Is furazolidone safe and effective?
Although furazolidone is effective in drug resistant infections, it is banned in certain countries due to its side effects that may cause systemic toxicity, and are also recognized as cancer causing chemical (mutagens/carcinogens) by the US FDA. Do consult your doctor before use.


Content on this page was last updated on 19 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)