Lomotil Tablet

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Primarily used for

Diarrhoea, Bradycardia
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Lomotil Tablet

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Uses of Diphenoxylate

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

Common

Headache, Nausea, Constipation, Flatulence.

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How to use Diphenoxylate

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lomotil Tablet at a fixed time.

How Lomotil Tablet works

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

Atropine is used in the treatment of bradycardia and uveitis.
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Side effects of Atropine

Common

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

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How to use Atropine

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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Lomotil Tablet at a fixed time.

How Lomotil Tablet 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..

In Depth Information on Lomotil Tablet

Expert advice for Diphenoxylate

  • 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.

Expert advice for Atropine

  • 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.
   
Warnings
Special precautions for Lomotil Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Lomotil Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Lomotil Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactation. L
imited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Lomotil Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect you
r vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Lomotil Tablet should be used with caution in patients with
kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lomotil Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
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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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Lomotil Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Diphenoxylate

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

Frequently asked questions for 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
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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