Lomotil is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjunctive therapy for the treatment of diarrhea. Lomotil is a combination of the drugs Diphenoxylate and Atropine.
Diphenoxylate is an opioid medication. Diphenoxylate is believed to work by slowing the transit of food through the digestive system. Atropine is an anticholinergic and antiparasympathetic medication. Atropine is believed to work in cases of diarrhea by inhibiting secretions.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Lomotil is taken four times a day.
Lomotil comes in tablet and liquid forms.
The FDA-approved label for Lomotil lists common side effects including headache, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, blurred vision, restlessness, rash, itching, loss of appetite, upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Lomotil include severe dehydration and liver problems.
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Lomotil – RxList