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food interaction for LOMOTIL

alcohol interaction for LOMOTIL

pregnancy interaction for LOMOTIL

lactation interaction for LOMOTIL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Lomotil tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION FOR LOMOTIL

Diphenoxylate(2.5mg)

Uses

Diphenoxylate is used in the treatment of diarrhoea
It should not be used in patients with dysentery (diarrhea with blood).

How it works

Diphenoxylate is an anti-diarrhoeal medicine. It works by decreasing contraction of the intestines which makes stools more solid and less frequent.

Common side effects

Headache, Nausea, Constipation, Flatulence
Atropine(0.025mg)

Uses

Atropine is used in the treatment of bradycardia and uveitis.

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

Dry skin, Dry mouth, Excessive thirst, Palpitations, Increased heart rate, Arrhythmia, Reduced bronchial secretions, Photophobia, Loss of accommodation, Slow heart rate, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Dilatation of pupil, Difficulty in urination, Constipation

COMMON DOSAGE FOR LOMOTIL TABLET

Patients taking LOMOTIL TABLET

  • 69%
    Once A Day
  • 23%
    Twice A Day
  • 8%
    Thrice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR LOMOTIL

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR LOMOTIL

  • Appropriate fluid and electrolyte therapy should be given to protect against dehydration. If severe dehydration or electrolyte imbalance is present medication should be discontinued.
  • Consult your doctor before taking diphenoxylate, if you have heart, liver or kidney problems; Down syndrome (an inherited condition causing a range of developmental and physical problems);prostate problems (enlarged prostate); blockage of the bladder, trouble urinating, hiatal hernia, asthma, open-angle glaucoma, or risk factors for glaucoma.
  • Avoid exposure to hot weather or become over heated while you are being active; heatstroke may occur.

Frequently asked questions FOR LOMOTIL

Diphenoxylate

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

Atropine

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
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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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)