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Phenotil Tablet

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Introduction

Phenotil Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of diarrhea. It manages the symptoms of diarrhea such as stomach pain, cramps, and loose stools.

Phenotil Tablet is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are indigestion, constipation, dryness in mouth, cough, flushing of skin, blurred vision, confusion, difficulty in urination, and bronchoconstriction (constriction of air passages). Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. To overcome constipation, you should add fiber-rich foods in your diet and stay hydrated. It may also cause dizziness and drowsiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can worsen your dizziness.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience any allergic reactions such as skin rash, swelling, and itching.

Uses of Phenotil Tablet

Side effects of Phenotil Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Phenotil

  • 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 Phenotil 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. Phenotil Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Phenotil Tablet works

Phenotil 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 Phenotil 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Phenotil Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Phenotil 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Phenotil 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
Phenotil Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Phenotil Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Phenotil Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Phenotil Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Phenotil Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Phenotil Tablet
₹0.34/Tablet
Lomotil Tablet
RPG Life Sciences Ltd
₹0.96/Tablet
182% costlier

Fact Box

Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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I am having diarrhea what tablet should I have
Dr. Satyam S. Bhavsar
Physician
take TAB.FLAGYL 400 three times a day for 3 days.
Patient have diarrhea what is the remedy
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Ayurveda
https://www.1mg.com/otc/bael-tablet-otc2960011-1 Tablet after lunch & dinner, Take at least 1-2 months.
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FAQs

Q. Can the use of Phenotil Tablet cause dry mouth?

Yes, the use of Phenotil Tablet 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 Phenotil Tablet cause constipation?

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

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

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 Phenotil Tablet cause dizziness?

Yes, the use of Phenotil Tablet 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 Phenotil Tablet?

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

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References

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