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imodium vs Lomotil for a female patient aged 75

Summary: 1,975 female patients aged 75 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of imodium vs Lomotil for a female aged 75. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

What are the drugs

Imodium (latest outcomes from 10,175 users) has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea.

Lomotil (latest outcomes from 5,901 users) has active ingredients of atropine sulfate; diphenoxylate hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea.

What is the symptom

Weakness has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain. (latest reports from 180,512 Weakness patients)

On Mar, 26, 2015: 1,975 female patients aged 69 who take the same drugs are studied in imodium vs Lomotil

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female69diarrhea

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
imodium loperamide hydrochloridenot specified
Lomotil atropine sulfate; diphenoxylate hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 69 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

imodiumLomotil
Weakness11.78%11.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
imodiumLomotil
DiarrhoeaDiarrhoea
NauseaNausea
DehydrationDehydration
Diarrhoea NosPyrexia
AstheniaVomiting
VomitingFatigue
PyrexiaAbdominal Pain
FatigueDyspnoea
Drug IneffectiveFall
Abdominal PainAnxiety

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
imodiumLomotil
DiarrhoeaMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcal Aureus Infection
AstheniaPeritonitis
Pleural Effusion
Leukopenia Nos
Intraoperative Haemorrhage
Ileus Paralytic
Impaired Healing
Incisional Hernia Nos
Post-operative Wound Infection
Rectal Haemorrhage

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
imodium0.00%11.11%11.11%66.67%11.11%
Lomotil11.11%33.33%33.33%0.00%22.22%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Imodium (loperamide hydrochloride) is often used to treat diarrhea. Lomotil (atropine sulfate; diphenoxylate hydrochloride) is often used to treat diarrhea. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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