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imodium vs Lomotil, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 74

This is personalized comparison of imodium vs Lomotil for a female aged 74. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Imodium (latest outcomes from 10,171 users) has active ingredients of loperamide hydrochloride. It is often used in diarrhea.

Lomotil (latest outcomes from 5,900 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 Weakness 179,687 patients)

On Oct, 13, 2014: 1,974 female patients aged 69 who take the same drugs are studied in imodium vs Lomotil

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

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)


Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)
Diarrhoea NosPyrexia (fever)
Asthenia (weakness)Vomiting
VomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pyrexia (fever)Abdominal Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
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)
DiarrhoeaVision Blurred
Asthenia (weakness)Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcal Aureus Infection
Peritonitis (inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and covers most of the abdominal organs)
Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)
Leukopenia Nos (less number of white blood cells in blood)
Incisional Hernia Nos (hernia caused by an incompletely-healed surgical wound)
Ileus Paralytic (obstruction of the intestine due to paralysis of the intestinal muscles)
Impaired Healing
Post-operative Wound Infection
Intraoperative Haemorrhage (intraoperative bleeding)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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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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