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User Reviews for Atropine / diphenoxylate

Also known as: Logen, Lomanate, Lomocot, Lomotil, Lonox, Vi-Atro

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Atropine/diphenoxylate Rating Summary

8.3/10 Average Rating

47 Ratings with 37 User Reviews

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Reviews for Atropine/diphenoxylate to treat Diarrhea

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "I've had ulcerative colitis since 1967, with severe abdominal cramping and spasms, with and without diarrhea. After numerous attempts with other medications, I found lomotil to be most effective at controlling symptoms, without the side effects of other medications such as flushing. I can take 2 lomotil tabs at the onset of abdominal symptoms and abort attacks of diarrhea. It also works for cramping caused by spasms of the intestinal wall preventing feces from being expelled. Doctors are amazed that I've lived with this disease for so long without surgery, steroids or sulfa drugs. My key is managing my stress level which is very helpful overall, and lomotil, which aborts diarrhea and alleviates cramping. A miracle drug for me."

   
10

professor9001833 (taken for 10 years or more) February 10, 2016

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "I have taken Lomotil for 11 years 2 in the am & 2 in the pm which controls my diarrhea except I am good for six/eight weeks and then for whatever reason it doesn't work for a week or so. I even up my dosage but it doesn't help thankfully the Lomotil starts working again. Just wish I didn't have the time it doesn't work."

   
9.0

AFB February 8, 2016

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Lonox (atropine / diphenoxylate): "I had diarrhea several times a week and especially when we went out. I felt housebound. After beginning dosages of Lonox I was more comfortable, able to travel, and able eat out. Because of these improvements in my health, I also am more secure in leaving my house."

   
10

Clara8066 November 24, 2015

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"Nothing worked but this drug"

   
9.0

Breebuzz November 7, 2015

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "Most effective anti-diarrhea med I've ever taken..after years of explosive, chronic diarrhea"

   
9.0

maxmax88 September 23, 2015

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "Other than Tincture of Opium, Lomotil is the best thing for controlling diarrhea. Because the Opium is so expensive, I often can take only lomotil, and it works at the maximum dosage (and more) to slow down my diarrhea. Without it, I would have nothing to live for, literally. It is a life-saver."

   
10

PDXDave (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 9, 2015

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "I've had IBS for years but when I had colon surgery 3 years ago, I started to really have problems with chronic severe diarrhea--10 to 12 x's a day. I was miserable, leaking, wearing Depends, just depressed about no solution. Finally I found a doctor who prescribed Lomotil--2 tabs--4 x's a day and it worked! And without any side effects. I'm now down to 2 or 3 doses a day and feeling so much better."

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 30, 2015

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"Crohns dx and anxiety disorder. I had a 4th degree tear during childbirth and the doctors were unaware I have crohns until 4 yrs later. this was after surgery after surgery in an attempt to repair a rectal-vaginal fistula. I would go into extreme flairs after each surgery then the acidic diarrhea would eat away my perennial wall and rectum/vagina. I was wearing diapers for 4 yrs until I finally was diagnosed. (bag) I was taking lomotil and an opium tincture to control the diarrhea... alternating oxy and Vicodin for their constipating effect .) I can get some constipation for a few days after using lomotil which is painful in itself... I prefer hyscyamine for remission."

   
6.0

crohns pt March 10, 2015

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"Had a bout of what I was beginning to think was food poisoning. Long story short I landed in the ER. This was prescribed for me along with antibiotics. I have taken exactly one pill, one, a little over 48 hours ago. Have gone from extreme diarrhea (every 15 - 30 minutes) to not being able to go at all. From one dose. Does this stuff work as advertised? Unequivocally Yes! I am a bit nervous at this point as to whether I will ever be able to 'go' again? I have to admit - yes!"

   
8.0

Kerby88 (taken for less than 1 month) November 22, 2014

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "I'm a 32 y/o female who has suffered from chronic diarrhea related to anxiety for about 5 years. I have anywhere from 2 to 10 bouts of diarrhea a day. I was very excited to try Lomotil after reading so many positive reviews. I have been taking 2 pills 4 times a days, as prescribed. This medicine did not work for me, and the side effects are awful. I am still having urgent bouts of diarrhea. Also, this medicine makes me feel so sleepy that I can barely hold my eyes open. I took my last dose about 18 hours ago, and still feel very groggy. The dry mouth is so bad that it wakes me up, even though I have been staying hydrated. I am discontinuing this!"

   
1.0

AutumnB (taken for less than 1 month) July 4, 2014

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"I have had severe diarrhea since I was 13 years old. After countless other trials on different medications with no success I was finally put on Lomotil. It has changed my life, I no longer have to go 6 or 7 times a day or constantly arrange my schedule around my problem. I have been on it for 2 years now and unfortunately was misinformed by a former GI doctor that it was no different than Imodium or I would have tried it earlier. Very effective!"

   
10

IBS (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 6, 2013

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "This medication has been a God send. Before I knew about this medication I was in and out of the bathroom at least 7 times in one day and it was every time I put food in my mouth. That went on for a full year, I couldn't go anywhere without going to the bathroom first and if I was out and about I couldn't eat anything until I got home. Me and my wife couldn't even go out to eat on our anniversary because of my problem. It was taking over my life and I was getting depressed, but then my doctor gave me Lomotil and it works like a charm. Instead of going to the bathroom after each time I put food in my mouth. I now only go about 2 times a day and I can now eat at restaurants now. Ihis medication put reassurance back in my life again."

   
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blaze420711 (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 30, 2013

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "Lomotil made me extremely drowsy and nauseous. I thought it was my stomach infection, it only happened every 8 hours and after I took the pill."

   
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Anonymous July 4, 2012

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "It made me constipated for 3 days."

   
7.0

Anonymous May 17, 2012

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "I was having to go 10 plus times a day and started to lose weight because every time I ate I had to run to the bathroom. So now with the Lomotil I go maybe three times a day and I only have to take 3 of these a day, which is nice 2 in the morning after the first trip to the bathroom and 1 after each extra trip which only ends up to be two more times, 3 at the most. This is the one medicine I don't want to live without."

   
10

jilly bean January 7, 2012

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "Lomotil has been a complete blessing for me. Imodium did not touch my severe diarrhea. I suffer from depression, anxiety, panic attacks and agoraphobia. With these symptoms caused severe stomach problems. When given Lomotil for a possible chance it might help, I am now living without being in the bathroom every hour. I found no side effects. I cannot even tell you the difference it has made. When I do have to leave home. I have no worries about finding where the bathroom is before I even proceed to do what I have to do. YES! This is one miracle in my life that brings some normality to scratch off my list of problems. I can even eat out at restaurants now."

   
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ThankfultomyDr. September 27, 2011

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"I have taken this medication since 2008. I have colitis and taking this medication has done wonders. It works quickly and lasts long. I've had no side effects."

   
10

tdl86 August 3, 2011

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"I am a veteran. I suffer from PTSD, severe anxiety disorder, agoraphobia (deathly fear of leaving my home), and within the last 2 years, IBS. My diarrhea was truly horrid. IBS topped with severe anxiety is unfathomable. I went through every test possible including CT Scans and multiple colonoscopies just looking for some reason, any reason, for the constant times spent literally in a panicked run to the bathroom. They didn't reveal a thing except that you are not immune to having an 'episode' just because you are in a CT machine; very embarrassing. I changed my medicines around and wound up with the opportunity to try Atropine without nasty interactions. It has not completely cured me, but it is by far the best I've tried, and, I have been on many medicines."

   
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Kennan May 4, 2011

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "An emergency room doctor prescribed Lomotil for some severe diarrhea that I had been experiencing for days. Was very dehydrated. They gave me one orally while I was in the E.R., and my diarrhea stopped so quickly that I was unable to provide them with a stool sample. Lomotil is unreal. It works so incredibly quickly to calm the spasming intestines -- I'm talking a matter of a couple of minutes! "

   
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Hypsan November 30, 2010

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"I have Ulcerative Colitis and was just prescribed atropine/diphenoxylate along with Asacol. So far it has only been a couple of days and my bathroom urges are down significantly, from 10-15 to 3-5 times a day. Where has this been in the past 2 years? I was taking Imodium and it was not doing much. I can actually go out now and not worry that I won't find a bathroom in time."

   
10

iHateUC October 29, 2010

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "I recently underwent radiation therapy for uterine cancer. It made my IBS (predominately diarrhea) 10x worse. It was so bad I couldn't eat anything without making me feel sicker. My oncologist suggest Imodium which didn't work until she added Lomotil to the Imodium. Together it works and I can do activities without worrying about another episode."

   
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debr88 September 7, 2010

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"I've been taking this medicine for colitis for 3 years and now I can take my daughters out by myself. I'm not running to the bathroom or having accidents, it's wonderful. I do have constipation. So anyone with colitis should try it - I take 2 pills in the morning then 1 every 5 hours everyday, and I'm loving life finally."

   
10

mtarv July 26, 2010

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "I had my colon removed due to Ulcerative Colitis and have been running to the bathroom regularly. I was taking 8 Lomotil a day and still going 8 times a day."

   
7.0

Anonymous July 16, 2010

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "I have been on Lomotil for 3 years now. The first year it worked pretty well controlling my IBS and diarrhea. The last 8 months I go many times a day and am in pain. Finally got an appointment with a new GI Specialist. Hopefully he can get me back to where I can live a 1/2 way normal life."

Anonymous May 17, 2010

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Lomotil (atropine / diphenoxylate): "I am taking Lomotil because I had surgery. Then bone infection set in and I had to take IV antibiotics which caused extensive diarrhea. The first day I took Lomotil, it worked great for about 10 hours, but the following days, decreased in its effectiveness. By the third day, it was no longer working for me, but I attribute this to the antibiotics. I will have to let my doctor know so that he can possibly prescribe another anti-diarrhea medicine or change my antibiotic."

   
2.0

moezoe3 May 2, 2010

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