Children, especially very young children and those with Down's syndrome, are very sensitive to the effects of Lomotil.
Lomotil must be kept out of the reach of children, since accidental overdose in children may result in serious breathing difficulties, or even death.
This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition.
This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine.
You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.
This leaflet answers some common questions about Lomotil.
Lomotil is not recommended for children less than 2 years of age.
The recommended starting dose is 0.3 to 0.4 mg per kg body weight per day, given in divided doses (see table below).
Do not give this medicine to anyone else, even if their symptoms seem similar to yours.
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist if: These medicines may be affected by Lomotil, or may affect how well it works.
It does not contain all of the available information. Lomotil is a combination medicine used along with other measures for the treatment of acute or chronic diarrhoea.