Brand Name(s): Lomotil
Generic Name: Atropine/Diphenoxalate
This medicine may be taken with or without food.
Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.
Drink extra water while on this medicine. Adults should try to drink 6-8 cups (48 to 64 oz.) of water every day.
If you are using this medicine regularly, it is important to take each dose of medicine on time. Keep taking the medicine even if you feel well.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal schedule. Do not take 2 doses at one time.
Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.
Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.
You may stop using this medicine if you no longer have symptoms.
Do not take the medicine more than four times during 24 hours.
This medicine can be habit-forming. If you use this medicine regularly for a long time, it can lead to withdrawal symptoms when you stop. Please use this medicine only as directed.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
This medicine may cause dizziness or fainting, especially after exercising or in hot weather. Be very careful when standing or sitting up quickly.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Do not drink beverages with alcohol while on this medicine.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- decreased appetite
- dizziness or drowsiness
- dry mouth
- lack of energy and tiredness
- blurring or changes of vision
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- decreased awareness or responsiveness
- changes in memory, mood, or thinking
- severe, watery or bloody diarrhea
- numbness or tingling in hands and feet
- fast or irregular heart beats
- seeing flashes or halos around lights
- muscle cramps
- muscle pain or weakness
- slurred speech
- stomach pain
- persistent or unusual thirst
- urinating less often
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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