- Are Donnatal and Lomotil the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Donnatal?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Lomotil?
- What Is Donnatal?
- What Is Lomotil?
- What Drugs Interact with Donnatal?
- What Drugs Interact with Lomotil?
- How Should Donnatal Be Taken?
- How Should Lomotil Be Taken?
Are Donnatal and Lomotil the Same Thing?
Donnatal is also used to treat abdominal pain, bloating and cramps in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Donnatal is also used to treat acute inflammation of the stomach and intestines (gastroenteritis) to reduce pain and diarrhea, and in patients with duodenal ulcer.
Lomotil is used to treat diarrhea.
Side effects of Donnatal that are different from Lomotil include weakness, dry eyes, constipation, abdominal bloating, increased sensitivity to light, decreased taste sensation, decreased sweating or urination,
Both Donnatal and Lomotil may interact with alcohol, other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicines, narcotics, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicines for seizures, depression, or anxiety), MAO inhibitors, irritable bowel medications, bladder or urinary medications, and bronchodilators.
Donnatal may also interact with potassium supplements, blood thinners, ketoconazole, atropine, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, methscopolamine, scopolamine, glycopyrrolate, mepenzolate, and hormonal birth control products.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Donnatal?
Common side effects of Donnatal include:
- blurred vision,
- dry eyes,
- dry mouth,
- abdominal bloating,
- increased sensitivity to light,
- decreased taste sensation,
- decreased sweating or urination,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- loss of interest in sex, or
- trouble having an orgasm.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Lomotil?
Common side effects of Lomotil include:
- blurred vision,
- dry mouth,
- upset stomach,
- loss of appetite,
- skin rash, or
Tell your doctor if you experience unlikely but serious side effects of Lomotil including:
- stomach or abdominal pain or swelling,
- severe nausea or vomiting,
- mental/mood changes (e.g., confusion, depression), or
- numbness and tingling of arms or legs.
What Is Donnatal?
Donnatal (belladonna alkaloids, phenobarbital) is a combination of an anticholinergic/antispasmodic drug and a barbiturate sedative used to treat abdominal pain, bloating and cramps in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Donnatal is also used to treat acute inflammation of the stomach and intestines (gastroenteritis) to reduce pain and diarrhea, and in patients with duodenal ulcer.
What Is Lomotil?
Lomotil (diphenoxylate and atropine) is a combination antidiarrheal medication, and an anticholinergic used to treat diarrhea.
What Drugs Interact With Donnatal?
What Drugs Interact With Lomotil?
How Should Donnatal Be Taken?
How Should Lomotil Be Taken?
The recommended initial adult dosage is two Lomotil tablets four times daily or 10 ml (two regular tsp) of Lomotil liquid four times daily (20 mg per day). The pediatric dose is determined by the child's weight.
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RedHill Pharma. Donnatal Prescribing Information.
DailyMed. Lomotil Drug Information.