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Lomotil Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Lomotil Tablet

Uses of Lomotil Tablet

Lomotil Tablet is used in the treatment of diarrhoea.

Lomotil Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Lomotil are 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 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.
In Depth Information on Lomotil Tablet

Lomotil Tablet related 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Lomotil Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Lomotil Tablet may make you feel dizzy, drowsy or affect your vision. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Lomotil

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
Diarrhoea - having loose motion with gas pressure 3 to 4 times during morning and some times during the day and night
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
https://www.1mg.com/otc/himalaya-liv.52-syrup-otc1355462-2 tea spoon syrup morning & evening before taking food , use at least 1-2 monthsyou can give along with allopathic medicine
Sir from 2 weeks there is diarrhoea(not watery),discomfort, gassy, gastric (took rantac and its okay for now) but frequent use of bathroom is seen please advise
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Metron forte 400 mg twice daily for 3 dayRabekind DSR once daily in empty stomach for 1 week
I am suffering from light diarrhoea from yesterday and after intake of food in every session, stomach becomes uneasy & gas also forms. What to do? What tablets need to consume? Please help me out
Dr. Waseem Mirza
Sexologist
Dont worry, jus take ors, dont take any food for 1 day, 1sachet of ors in 1 ltr boiled water, then take 1 glass of this ors solution every hour or after every episode of diarrhoea, after one day when u feel hungry then only eat solid food till then u can take tea, slice of bread
My baby is having loose motion since a new teeth is coming. Can I give her Olife-m syrup for loose motion?
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, this is a antibiotic and generally not useful for viral diarrhoea . Please start enterogerminica ampoule orally twice daily for the next 4 days. Also give syp zinconia 5ml once daily for the next 14 days.Give ORS, coconut water and lemon water.
He got fever+loose motion today
Dr. Pranav Gupta
Child Specialist
Hi. Fever can be best treated symptomatically with PARACETAMOL. We need to ascertain the cause of fever and treat it. I would advise you to get your son examined by a paediatrician if fever persists.Most diarrhoeas are viral in origin. The good thing about viral diarrhoea is that they resolve in a few days on their own. You need to make sure that your son is adequately hydrated and he is taking plenty of fluids.Your queries were being answered by paediatrician Pranav Gupta. Please submit a feedback on https://www.1mgdoctors.com/reviewdoctor/dr-pranav-40b65fe7d6
Loose motion and fever since last night, consulted family doctor but my daughter is not eating and drinking anything only wants to sleep. Her stomach is paining and loose motion. Please helpDr. Gave electrolyte powder, but she is consuming it.
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Please take her to a good paediatrician. Diarrhoea can have deleterious effect in this age and she may immediately need intra venous replacement of fluids and salt.

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Frequently asked questions about Lomotil Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Lomotil Tablet
Q. Can the use of Lomotil cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of some timeLomotil 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 some timeLomotil can cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if constipation occurs.
Q. What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Lomotil?
Keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. Store it as 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, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down for some time or until you feel better and do not drive or use any machines.
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.

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