Content Details
Written By
MDS, BDS
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated on:
09 Oct 2019 | 12:48 PM (IST)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy
Have issue with the content?
Report Problem

Lomotil Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Lomotil Tablet is a combination of two medicines. The prescription medicine is used to treat diarrhea. It reduces muscle contraction (spasm) to regulate the frequent passage of loose stools.

Lomotil Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. It is advised not to take more than the prescribed dose because high doses of this medicine may have harmful effects on the body.

This medicine is generally well tolerated by patients. However, a few side effects such as nausea, dryness of mouth, constipation, and blurred vision may be experienced. You should not consume alcohol while taking this medicine, as this may affect your liver functioning. Before taking the medicine, always consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also inform your doctor if you are suffering from any severe stomach, liver or kidney disease, or any other known disease. You may feel sleepy or dizzy, so it is recommended not to drive or operate heavy machines while you are on this medicine.

Uses of Lomotil Tablet

Lomotil Tablet side effects

Common
  • Indigestion
  • Constipation
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Cough
  • Flushing of skin
  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty in urination
  • Bronchoconstriction (constriction of air passages)

How to use Lomotil Tablet

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

How Lomotil Tablet works

Lomotil Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Diphenoxylate and Atropine, which treats 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 due to excess of atropine (dry mouth, excessive thirst, increased heart rate) will occur.

Lomotil Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Lomotil Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lomotil Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lomotil Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lomotil Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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.
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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Lomotil Tablet
₹0.96/Tablet
Phenotil Tablet
Allied Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
₹0.34/Tablet
save 64%

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Lomotil

arrow
Yesterday the 30th of May, I had a stomach upset and passed loose stools 2 times in the morning. After this happened, I didn't eat anything till noon, just kept drinking water, and in the afternoon had a little curd rice. I had been to Pune was to catch a flight back to Bangalore in the evening. After I came back to Bangalore, I once again passed stools and this time it was normal. But, from today morning, I'm having a severe headache, if I bend, I'm experiencing too much head ache, in some particular angles I don't experience it.Also to control loose stools I had taken a tablet called Lomotil twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
who has given you lomotiltake OMez D 20mg twice daily before food and Norflox TZ twice daily after food for 3 days
Doc i m pregnant 7 th month now running last night i ate snacks outside and now suffering loose motion plz suggest me drug can i take norflox or any other mild drug like andial or lomotil, lomofem
Dr. Suman Rao
Gynaecologist
Take ORS, plenty of liquids. Bifilac sachet twice daily and consult a
arrow
Do you have any questions related to Lomotil Tablet?

User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Can the use of Lomotil cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Lomotil can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

Q. Can the use of Lomotil cause constipation?

Yes, the use of Lomotil can cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if constipation occurs.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Lomotil?

Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

Q. Can the use of Lomotil cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Lomotil can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Lomotil?

No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Lomotil. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness and sleepiness caused by Lomotil.

Related Products

Related Lab Tests

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Disclaimer: 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.
References
  1. MedIndia. Diphenoxylate. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. MedlinePlus. Diphenoxylate. [Accessed 14 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Centre for Food Safety, Hong Kong. Atropine and Scopolamine in Foods. [Accessed 14 Feb. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
463, 4 th Floor, RPG HOUSE, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai – 400 030. Maharashtra, INDIA
NOT FOR SALE
We do not facilitate sale of this product at present

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

150M+
Visitors
25M+
Orders Delivered
1000+
Cities
Get the link to download App
Reliable

All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Enjoy 20% off on allopathy medicines, up to 50% off on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mg
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.