DIPHENOXYLATE w/ ATROPINE/LOMOTIL


- For diarrhea; inhibits excessive gastrointestinal motility; 
- Adult: intitially 2 tabs or 10ml PO tid/qid, til controlled, then 1 tab or 5ml PO bid; 
- Can be habit forming; 
- Avoid w/ infectious diarrhea; 
- Peds: < 2yrs: Do not use; 2-5 yrs: 6mg/24hr PO divided tid; 
- 5-8 yrs: 8mg/24hrs PO divided qid; 
- 8-12 yrs: 10 mg/24hr PO divided in 5 doses; 
- Supplied: Tabs: 2.5 mg diphenoxylate/0.025 mg atropine; Liquid: 2.5 mg diphenoxylate/0.025 atropine per 5 ml



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:21 pm