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Lomotil Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is atropine and diphenoxylate (Lomotil)?
- What are the possible side effects of atropine and diphenoxylate (Lomotil)?
- What is the most important information I should know about atropine and diphenoxylate (Lomotil)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking atropine and diphenoxylate (Lomotil)?
- How should I take atropine and diphenoxylate (Lomotil)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Lomotil)?
- What happens if I overdose (Lomotil)?
- What should I avoid while taking atropine and diphenoxylate (Lomotil)?
- What other drugs will affect atropine and diphenoxylate (Lomotil)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Lomotil)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Lomotil)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine, or if a child has accidentally swallowed it. An overdose of atropine and diphenoxylate can cause breathing problems and may result in death or permanent brain damage.
Early overdose symptoms may include dry skin, dry mouth or nose, blurred vision, restless feeling, feeling too warm or cold, tingly feeling, and a fast heart rate.
Progressing symptoms of an atropine and diphenoxylate overdose include weakness, pinpoint pupils in the eyes, weak or shallow breathing, fainting, or coma. Report any early overdose symptoms to your doctor as soon as possible.
What should I avoid while taking atropine and diphenoxylate (Lomotil)?
This medication can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medication. Alcohol can increase some of the side effects of atropine and diphenoxylate.
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by atropine and diphenoxylate. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these other medicines.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink.
What other drugs will affect atropine and diphenoxylate (Lomotil)?
Before taking atropine and diphenoxylate, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- a barbiturate such as amobarbital (Amytal), butabarbital (Butisol), mephobarbital (Mebaral), secobarbital (Seconal), or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton); or
- an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with atropine and diphenoxylate. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about atropine and diphenoxylate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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