Lomotil (Oral)

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How fast does Lomotil work?

I have a prescription for Lomotil for my IBS given by my primary care physician. The instructions were 1 to 2 tabs, 2 to 3 times a day. I am wondering what kind of schedule to take it on. Right now I am taking it whenever I feels cramps, but it occurr...
by L Harlan in Cincinnati, Ohio, 01/30/2007

Lomotil (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Lomotil (Oral)

Lomotil (Oral) Medication Classification


Lomotil (Oral) Brandname

Lomotil, Vi-Atro, Lomocot, Lonox

Lomotil (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Atropine (A-troe-peen), Diphenoxylate (dye-fen-OX-i-ilate) Treats diarrhea.

When To Not Use Lomotil (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you ever had an allergic reaction to atropine or diphenoxylate.

How Should You Use Lomotil (Oral)

Liquid, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • Drink plenty of caffeine-free, clear liquids such as ginger ale, tea, water, gelatin, or broth during the first 24 hours.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Lomotil (Oral) Storage

Store Lomotil (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Lomotil (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Lomotil (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking any drugs that could make you sleepy such as antidepressants, strong pain killers, cold and allergy medicine, or tranquilizers.
  • Tell your doctor if you are also taking an MAO inhibitor such as Marplan®, Parnate®, Nardil®, or Eldepryl®.

Lomotil (Oral) Warnings

  • Talk with your doctor before taking if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have liver or kidney disease, colitis, or other medical problems.
  • This medicine may cause drowsiness. Be careful if you drive a car or use machinery.
  • You should not use this medicine more often or in larger doses than your doctor ordered.

Lomotil (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Seizures
  • Severe constipation with bloating
  • Irregular or fast heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Decreased or no urine for more than 8 hours
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, or restlessness
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Trouble urinating

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