If you are:
Only When Necessary: CATEGORY C IN COMBINATION PRODUCT WITH ATROPINE
Only When Necessary: IV USE MAY PRODUCE TACHYCARDIA IN FETUS
Precaution: INSUFFICIENT DATA AVAILABLE
Precaution: Effect Unknown
An adult over 60:
management or monitoring precaution: Neuro/Psych-Anticholinergic effects may cause sedation, worsen cognitive impairment and increase fall risk. Cardiovascular-May cause orthostatic hypotension at higher doses. Gastrointestinal-May cause or worsen pre-existing constipation. Genitourinary-Best avoided in patients with urinary retention from any cause.
management or monitoring precaution: Risk for sedation, worsening confusion, falls, urinary retention or constipation.
Giving lomotil to a child under 12:
Severe Precaution: Caution in young children. Potential increased risk of toxicity. Use as adjunct to fluid and electrolyte replacement.
Severe Precaution: Not recommended in children under 2 years of age.
management or monitoring precaution: Infants and children are more sensitive to anticholinergic and adverse effects.