Dhamotil is used as an aid in the treatment of diarrhea. Prescription is required.
For an adult, it is recommended to take 2.5 to 5 mg 3 or 4 times a day at the beginning of diarrhea and reduce the dose to 2.5 mg 2 or 3 times a day.
Child can give the following quantities, depending on age:
- 2-4 years: 2 mg (4 ml) 3 times per day
- 5-8 years: 2 mg (4 ml) 4 times per day
- 9-12 years: 2 mg (4 ml) 5 times per day
It is preferable not to use the tablets before the age of 12.
It is recommended to take the medicine with food if it causes irritation of the stomach. Treatment should be continued for 24 to 36 hours before concluding its inefficiency.
You should not use if you suffer from severe colitis, jaundice or if you have an allergy to this product. You will also avoid during treatment and 14 days after treatment with Marplan, Nardil or Parnate.
The following conditions require that the drug is used with more caution, and probably lower dosage: Addison’s disease, a disease of the gallbladder, liver failure or respiratory disease, hypothyroidism, obstruction urinary or if you are dehydrated.
Avoid its use during pregnancy and lactation and in children under 2 years is unknown because no effect on the fetus, known to pass into the milk and young children are very sensitive to its action on breathing.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS The most common side effects are drowsiness and constipation. You can also experience nausea, vomiting, dizziness, blurring of vision, fever, difficulty in urination and loss of appetite.
All these effects usually prevent you from continuing the treatment unless they become too severe or they are combined with a bloated feeling in the abdomen in this case, you should immediately contact your doctor.
You should also be careful if you have stomach pain, edema, headache, allergic reaction (including rash and itching) or signs of overdose (low breathing, lethargy, excitement, wards closed, loss of consciousness).
DRUG INTERACTIONS The following drugs increase the risk of drowsiness and slowed breathing Dhamotil by: anesthetics, antidepressants, antihistamines, tranquilizers and drugs against epilepsy.
When used together with certain antihistamines, as antidepressants, and certain medications antiparkinsonniens antispasmodics (dicyclomine, propantheline, etc.), you can have intestinal paralysis.
PRECAUTIONS Dhamotil may induce dependence if taken in high doses, although this effect is rare, you should avoid taking more than prescribed quantities.
It is possible that you develop a tolerance to the action of this medication should consult their doctor if they seem to need higher doses to achieve the same effect.
You should avoid associating with other drugs that can cause dependence, moreover, it is advantageous to reduce the dose gradually after prolonged use.
Dhamotil does not necessarily diminish the loss of fluid and electrolytes that accompany the diarrhea will prevent dehydration by drinking plenty of water, juice and / or rice water.
In children, there was a variable response and toxicity risk as signs of dehydration are masked by the medication.
OVERALL ASSESSMENT Dhamotil is a useful and effective drug that relieves symptoms of diarrhea, however it solves the case and should always be accompanied by measures to counter dehydration. It has a constipating effect.