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Primary Uses

Diarrhea

Indications

This medicine is used in the management of diarrhea.

Side Effects

Patients using this medication may at times experience allergic reactions, CNS disturbances, and GI (gastro-intestinal) upset. If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.

Warnings

Pregnancy

Risk can not be ruled out, so please consult your doctor before using this medication.

Lactation

Consult your doctor before using this medication when breastfeeding.

Alcohol

Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

Precautions

Make sure to correct severe dehydration or electrolytic imbalance before initiating therapy.

Contraindications

This medicine should not be used in patients with intestinal obstruction, and acute ulcerative colitis.

FAQS

What does diphenoxylate treat?

It is used in the treatment against diarrhea.

How should we combat side effects of this medicine, like constipation and flatulence?

You are advised to keep yourself hydrated using plenty of fluids and water.

How many doses are required before the medicine’s effect start to show?

The effect will start to show after the first dose.

What should be done in case diarrhea is not controlled even within 2-3 days of the drug’s administration?

You should immediately inform the concerned physician about it and ask for an alternate medicine.

Should the medicine be continued even after the symptoms have resolved?

No, you are required to withdraw its use as soon as your condition is brought under control.

Is it safe to use this medicine during severe constipation?

No, it is not.

What effect does this medicine have on blood pressure?

It causes an increase in blood pressure, but to a manageable extent.

What is the dose advised for infants?

65 microgram is the advised dose for infants. Administration for infants should be done with great caution and specification.

Why is it contraindicated during pregnancy and in lactating females?

The drug has been reported to cross the placenta and excrete in the breast milk.

The drug is said to result in photophobia. What does it mean?

It means to have an increased sensitivity to light; hence one is advised to stay indoor for at least 1 hour after the administration of the drug.

Does it have any side effect on face and skin?

Facial flushing (condition that results in increased warmth and redness on the face) is usually observed in patients using this medicine. This is a temporary side effect, but if it retains, consult a doctor immediately.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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