Antidiarrheals

What is the action of Diphenoxylate
Lomotil?
Slows i testinal motility
Slows or stops diarrhea

Nursing implication for Diphenoxylate
Lomotil
Assess bowel pattern and monitor for constipation
D/C if not effective after 2 days of treatment

Patient teaching for Diphenoxylate
Lomotil
Do not use alcohol or CNS depressants
Do not exceed the prescribed dose
May be habit forming
Avoid hazardous activities