Lomotil Tablet


Overview

Uses of Lomotil Tablet

Lomotil Tablet is used in the treatment of diarrhoea.

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
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.

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Lomotil

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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
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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.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 19th Oct 2018.
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