Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lomotil Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. However, take it with food if stomach upset occurs
Lomotil Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Diphenoxylate and atropine which treat diarrhoea. Diphenoxylate is an opioid agonist which works by decreasing contraction of the intestines making the stools more solid and less frequent. In higher doses, diphenoxylate may cause euphoria (elevation of mood) and physical dependence. To prevent its abuse, atropine is added in small quantities. Therefore, if Lomotil Tablet is taken in greater than prescribed doses, unpleasant side effects from too much atropine (dry mouth, excessive thirst, increased heart rate) will occur.
Lomotil Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lomotil Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lomotil Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Lomotil Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Lomotil Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lomotil Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Lomotil Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lomotil Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Sep 2017.