What's the difference between Imodium and Lomotil?
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With Lomotil the atropine can reduce the overdosing risk as the atropine side effects can be bothersome so prompt the user to not take so much. Addiction has been reportedquote:While structurally related to meperidine and diphenoxylate [Lomotil], abuse potential is very low with loperamide. At therapeutic doses, it does not produce euphoria. However, at least one case of loperamide addiction has been reported in man. In opiate-addicted monkeys, loperamide in high doses did prevent withdrawal symptoms. A 26 year old male with a history of opiate and alcohol abuse, began taking loperamide for the treatment of acute diarrhea. Despite denying euphoric effects from the drug, he gradually increased his intake to 320 mg per day. Attempts to stop the drug resulted in acute withdrawal (chest pain, shortness of breath, chills, diaphoresis, abdominal discomfort, nausea, and vomiting). Methadone relieved the symptoms. A slow methadone taper in an inpatient setting was successful in treating the physical dependence.
Information is from www.drugchecker.com K.------------------I have no financial, academic, or any other stake in any commercial product mentioned by me.My story and what worked for me in greatly easing my IBS: http://www.ibsgroup.org/ubb/Forum17/HTML/000015.htmlquote:.�� Psychiatric and physiologic addiction to or abuse of diphenoxylate has been reported. The addition of atropine is meant to discourage deliberate overdosage.