Average Rating: 4.4 (37 Ratings)

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 5  Hemicolectomy R Side Drowsiness I found this medication searching for a miracle for my 82 yr old mom. She had right side colon surgery, Hemicolectomy. For 6 months she has not left her home. She has to wear the fancy underpants. Her diarrhea was several times a day. We tried everything to stop it. Lomotil has been a miracle for her. She can leave the house without worry of having an accident. At this point in her life, it does not matter if it's addicting. It's bringing her quality of life, and me as well. I have to take care of her. Always be an advocate for your parents, look up medications the doc wants to put them on. Do your research. Love and take care of them. I will fight for her because no-one else will. Love you MOM!! F 82 14 days
2.5 - .025 4X D
 5  Ibs(d)1 None. Miracle drug . M 66 5 days
1 tab dail
 5  Chemo diarrhea None Excellent stuff!!!!!!!! F 65 3 days
 3  Diarrhea When taking it with Hydrocodone it makes me mentally confused. Have to spread out when I take lomotil and hydrocodone. It helps a little, definitely better than imodium. Diarrhea caused by chemotherapy is VERY difficult. M 65 0 days
 5  IBS-D F 51 3 years
25 2X D
 5  IBS-D Mild drowsiness but thats it Love this medicine. It works great for me F 37 1 years
2.5 mgs
 2  Severe Diarrhea Not helping much. Disappointed . F 55 5 days
2 mg 2X AN
 5  bowel resection some dry mouth at times without it i dont know what i would do. Since the two bowel resections, i wouldnt be able to live without it M 65 7 days
60mg 4X D
 2  IBS-D F 70 5 days
2.5 mg 4X D
 5  Gastroenteritis/vomiting & diarrhea None...mild drowsiness It really helped me to start feeling better after being so sick. Works much faster than immodium F 36 7 days
2.5 mgs
 5  opiate withdrawal Helped me feel good when going though opiate withdrawal M 46 5 days
 5  IBS If I take more than the recommended dosage, I experience dry mouth/eyes. This miracle drug gave me my life back. From the ages of 19 through 28, I feared leaving the house due to chronic diarrhea. I would go anywhere from 4-8 times a day. I nearly lost my job from calling out or being late in the morning because I couldn't leave the bathroom. It was awful. Since my GI started me on Lomotil, it has gone away almost completely. The only bouts I suffer from are usually viral or from overeating greasy food. This pill, 2x a day, has changed my life. F 35 6 years
25mg 2X D
 5  Over sensitive digestive system Pleasant and mild relaxtion M 60 10 years
2 tabs day
 5  IBS-D little dizzy some days but not too bad. The IBS was way worse. I love this drug..took my pain and D away. I can go out and have a life. If your doctor gives you this for IBS-D . give it a try and may it help you as much at it has me. F 49 5 years
2X D
 5  Celiac Disease/Nervous diarrhea Light headedness, drowsiness, blurred vision This is drug was made by angels! I have a life again after suffering from diarrhea daily for roughly 4 years being housebound from the ages of 19-23 i missed out on a lot but now thanks to these tiny little miracles im back at work and out and about! The drowsiness etc i get from time to time but its nothing too bad.. F 24 3 months
25mg 2X D
 5   Mild bloating, occasional constipation. I started taking it several years ago due to diarrhea from being in nervous situations. What a Godsend. It helped me relax and not have to worry about panicking when I could not find a bathroom right away. I don't take it on a daily basis and the most I usually take is 2 tabs once daily. 46 20 years
 5  Severe IBS-D Dry mouth Absolute "godsend". I had the worst case of IBS my specialist had ever seen. (8-12 severe bouts of diarehha a day.) I hadn't left my house for 6 months at that point - couldn't leave home without extreme panic attacks. Just 2 tiny pills in the morning stops my diarrhea, cramps, gas, everything! I can go out in public, eat in public, drive, have a job, etc. I have a life because of this drug. M 42 7 years
 4  crohns disease, fistula..3 surgerie fatitgue, dry mouth, blurred vision, dizziness I have taken lomotil consistently for 4 years after my last surgery. I have taken as many as 8 a day, 2 at a time with each meal. The side effects are taking its toll so I am going to look for something different, like cholysterimine (sp)again. M 46 4 years
 5  IBS None I really like Lomotil. I used to take Bentyl but it didn't work very well. The only thing I dislike is having to take pills several times a day (at least twice). It works pretty quickly and I feel pretty safe being away from restrooms as long as I have taken a couple of doses. F 36 7 months
 5  constant diarreaha fine for first 2 years, since then experienced variety of curious problems that have no answer. I've been depressed to the point of bringing on panic attacks. I didnt know what they were so went into partial paralysis with severe pins and needles to the extreme of pulling car over and was found on side of dual carraigeway by bikers in complete mess! Now can be very moody and depressed easily and feel panic attack starting but now can control easily with breathing exercise. M 40 3 years

LOMOTIL  (ATROPINE SULFATE; DIPHENOXYLATE HYDROCHLORIDE):  This medication is used to treat diarrhea. It helps to decrease the number and frequency of bowel movements. It works by slowing the movement of the intestines. Diphenoxylate is similar to narcotic pain relievers, but it acts mainly to slow the gut. Atropine belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics, which help to dry up body fluids and also slow gut movement. This medication should not be used to treat diarrhea caused by certain types of infection (such as Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea following antibiotic therapy). Talk to your doctor for more details. This medication is not recommended for use in children younger than 6 years due to an increased risk of serious side effects (such as breathing problems).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)