Lomotil vs Loperamide

Lomotil
(Rx)
Loperamide
(OTC)
Lomotil is a diarrhea medication.
Loperamide is a diarrhea medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
4.4
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Diarrhea
2.3
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Diarrhea
3.2
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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September 15, 1960
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
12,420 Discussions
17,832 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Diarrhea
#2 for IBS
Lomotil is prescribed for Diarrhea and IBS and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Diarrhea
#3 for IBS
Loperamide is approved for Diarrhea and IBS and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Withdrawal Symptoms, although this is not an approved use.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Lom
Addiction
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Weight Gain
2
Dizziness
2
Drowsiness
1
Dry Mouth
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Diabetes
1
Neuropathy
1
Cough
1
Lop
Euphoria
4
Restlessness
2
Weight Gain
1
Drowsiness
1
Dizziness
1
Cough
1
Seizures
1
Respiratory Depression
1
Sneezing
1
Rash
1
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Lomotil
Lom
Loperamide
Lop
Addiction
Lom
Lop
3
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lom
Lop
3
0
Weight Gain
Lom
Lop
2
1
Dizziness
Lom
Lop
2
1
Drowsiness
Lom
Lop
1
1
Dry Mouth
Lom
Lop
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Lom
Lop
1
0
Diabetes
Lom
Lop
1
0
Neuropathy
Lom
Lop
1
0
Cough
Lom
Lop
1
1
Euphoria
Lop
Lom
4
0
Restlessness
Lop
Lom
2
0
Weight Gain
Lop
Lom
1
2
Drowsiness
Lop
Lom
1
1
Dizziness
Lop
Lom
1
2
Cough
Lop
Lom
1
1
Seizures
Lop
Lom
1
0
Respiratory Depression
Lop
Lom
1
0
Sneezing
Lop
Lom
1
0
Rash
Lop
Lom
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Lomotil during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Loperamide during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Lomotil and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Loperamide and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Liquid: 2.5-0.025 mg/5 mL, 0.025-2.5 mg/5mL
Tablet: 2.5-0.025 mg
Liquid: 1 mg/5 mL, 1 mg/7.5 mL
Capsule: 2 mg
Solution: 1 mg/5mL
Tablet: 2 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diphenoxylate Hcl/Atropine Sulfate
Loperamide Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Lomotil and Loperamide: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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