LOMOTIL - Watsons Health

LOMOTIL

Loperamide HCl

Management of acute & chronic diarrhea & reduction of discharge volume in colostomies or ileostomies

  • Should not be used in patients with the following conditions:
    • Patients w/ intestinal obstruction, abdominal distention, constipation, acute ulcerative colitis, pseudomembranous colitis associated w/ broad-spectrum antibiotics. Primary treatment of acute dysentery characterized by bloody stools & increased body temp. Children under 12 yr
  • Caution for use in patients with Hepatic failure, prostate hyperplasia, electrolyte depletion.
  • If you are planning to be pregnant or think you may be pregnant, discuss the risks and benefits of use with your doctor.
  • Before breast-feeding, consult your physician.

Constipation, colic, abdominal distress, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, somnolence, dizziness, dry mouth & mild skin rash.

 

DRUG INTERACTIONS

Taking multiple drugs may affect how medications work and/or cause unwanted side effects. List down all the medications you are taking and inform your physician and pharmacist. Do not take, discontinue, or alter any dose of medications without prior approval of your physician.

Products that may interact with this medication include:

  • Opiate & narcotic analgesics, co-trimoxazole.
  • Taken with or without food.
  • Acute diarrhea
    • Adult Initially 2 tab w/ subsequent dose of 1 tab after each fluid evacuation.
    • Children >12 yr Initially 1 tab w/ subsequent dose of 1 tab after each fluid evacuation.
  • Chronic diarrhea
    • Adult Initially 2 tab/day. Children >12 yr 1 tab/day. Adjust dose until 1 or 2 solid evacuation/day occur. Maintenance dose: Usually 1-6 tab/day. Max: 6 tab/day.

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Patients w/ intestinal obstruction, abdominal distention, constipation or intestinal atoria, acute ulcerative colitis, pseudomembranous colitis associated w/ broad-spectrum antibiotics. Primary treatment of acute dysentery characterized by bloody stools & increased body temp. Childn <12 yr.

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