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Lomotil Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Lomotil is used, along with other drugs, in the treatment of diarrhea.

Lomotil Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 2 tablets and you should be taken 4 times a day or 2 regular teaspoonfuls of liquid 4 times per day.
  • Lomotil is not recommended in children under 2 years of age.

Uses of Lomotil

  • It is used to treat diarrhea.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Lomotil

Before taken Lomotil medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Lomotil. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Exaggerated feeling of elation
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Lack or loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Rapid heartbeat restlessness

Warnings and precautions before taking Lomotil:

  • If you are taking certain antibiotics such as Ceclor and Achromycin, then it may cause diarrhea. So you should consult with your doctor before using Lomotil while you are taking antibiotic.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • If you have severe ulcerative colitis, then your doctor will want to monitor your condition while you are taking Lomotil.
  • You should be used lomotil with extreme caution if you have kidney and liver disease.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Lomotil with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Lomotil with the following:

  • Barbiturates
  • MAO inhibitors
  • Tranquilizers
Overdose

After taken Lomotil if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Lomotil overdose include:

  • Coma
  • Dry skin and mucous membranes
  • Enlarged pupils of the eyes
  • Flushing
  • Involuntary eyeball movement
  • Lower than normal muscle tone
  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Sluggishness


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