What is Difenoxin used for?

When should I take diphenoxylate?

Diphenoxylate comes as a tablet and solution (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken as needed up to 4 times a day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.

What are the side effects of atropine?

COMMON side effects

  • visual sensitivity to light.
  • blurred vision.
  • dry eye.
  • dry mouth.
  • constipation.
  • decreased sweating.
  • reactions at the site of the injection.
  • intense abdominal pain.

What is diphenoxylate used to treat?

Descriptions. Diphenoxylate and atropine combination is used along with other measures (eg, fluid and electrolyte treatment) to treat severe diarrhea. Diphenoxylate helps stop diarrhea by slowing down the movements of the intestines.

Is diphenoxylate a narcotic?

By itself, diphenoxylate is classified as a Schedule II narcotic with high abuse potential.

How long can you take diphenoxylate?

Can you take Lomotil long term? Lomotil is not recommended to be used for more than 10 days for acute diarrhea. In some cases, Lomotil can be used for long-term use, especially for chronic diarrhea.

How often can I take diphenoxylate?

Adults—At first, the dose is 5 milligrams (mg) (2 teaspoonfuls) three or four times a day. Then, your doctor may decrease your dose to 5 mg (2 teaspoonfuls) once a day, as needed. Children 12 years of age or younger—Use is not recommended.

Who should not use atropine?

Do not use Atropine Eye Drops if:

you are allergic to atropine sulfate or to any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6). you suffer from increased pressure in the eye (closed angle or narrow angle glaucoma).

What is atropine used to treat?

Atropine is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of low heart rate (bradycardia), reduce salivation and bronchial secretions before surgery or as an antidote for overdose of cholinergic drugs or mushroom poisoning. Atropine may be used alone or with other medications.

Why is atropine used after eye surgery?

Atropine causes the muscles in your eye to become relaxed. This widens (dilates) your pupil so that it will not respond to light. Atropine ophthalmic (for the eye) is used to dilate your pupils when you have an inflammatory condition or in postsurgery situations in which this effect may be helpful.

How does diphenoxylate make you feel?

When prescribed in high doses, diphenoxylate can cause a sense of false euphoria in the user. Continued use often requires the user to take more of the drug in order to achieve this mood elevating affect. Signs of diphenoxylate abuse often include: Fatigue.

Is diphenoxylate a pain reliever?

Diphenoxylate is similar to opioid 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.

Does diphenoxylate cause respiratory depression?

Side effects of diphenoxylate include abdominal bloating and pain, nausea and vomiting and constipation. Because there is systemic absorption, diphenoxylate can also cause central nervous system opioid effects such as confusion, drowsiness, euphoria, dizziness, headache, and respiratory depression.

Can you overdose on diphenoxylate?

An overdose of atropine and diphenoxylate can cause breathing problems and may result in death or permanent brain damage. Early overdose symptoms include weakness, blurred vision, slurred speech, feeling hot, fast heartbeats, slowed breathing, fainting, seizure, or coma.

Why is atropine given with diphenoxylate?

Atropine is added in a fixed dose of 0.025 mg; it is a competitive inhibitor of acetylcholine receptors to prevent patients from misusing diphenoxylate.

What is diphenoxylate hydrochloride?

Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride is the hydrochloride salt form of diphenoxylate, a piperidine derivate, chemically related to narcotic meperidine, with antidiarrheal activity and devoid of central nervous system (CNS) activity.

Is colestipol used to treat diarrhea?

Other bile acid sequestering agents, such as colestipol and colesevelam, are currently being investigated for the treatment of BAM-associated diarrhea.

Who should not take diphenoxylate atropine?

Atropine and diphenoxylate is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 years old. This medicine has not been proven safe or effective in children younger than 13 years old.

Does atropine help with nausea?

Atropine to Prevent Nausea and Vomiting After Spinal Anesthesia for Caesarean Section.

Can you take diphenoxylate and Zofran together?

Interactions between your drugs

No interactions were found between atropine / diphenoxylate and Zofran. However, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.

Can you drink alcohol while taking diphenoxylate?

The use of alcohol or other medicines that affect the CNS with diphenoxylate and atropine combination may worsen the side effects of this medicine, such as dizziness, poor concentration, drowsiness, unusual dreams, and trouble with sleeping.

Can you take Imodium with diphenoxylate?

Talk with your doctor before taking Imodium and Lomotil together. Using these drugs together might increase some side effects such as dizziness and drowsiness.

What is diphenoxylate used for in dogs?

Diphenoxylate (with or without atropine) is used in veterinary patients to help treat sudden-onset diarrhoea. It can also be used in longer-term problems such as irritable bowel syndrome in dogs, which can cause intermittent diarrhoea.

Does diphenoxylate atropine make u high?

Although diphenoxylate is chemically related to narcotics, it does not have pain- relieving (analgesic) actions like most other narcotics. In higher doses, however, like other narcotics, diphenoxylate can cause euphoria (elevation of mood) and physical dependence.

Does atropine make you sleepy?

This medicine may cause drowsiness, blurred vision, or make your eyes sensitive to light. Wear sunglasses while you are using this medicine. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

Is atropine a controlled substance?

Controlled Substance: Diphenoxylate HCl and atropine sulfate tablets are classified as a Schedule V controlled substance by federal regulation.