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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Tardive Dyskinesia


These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An indi vidual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.

[posted 05/11/2000]
Question: I developed tardive dyskinesia in 1996 after being prescribed Compazine for acute gastritis. The doctor didn't check my chart, or he would have noticed that I had 10 mg. of Stelazine in my system at the time. Now I am afraid of any anticholinergic drugs. I have a bad case of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and my surgeon (who performed a bowel resection in Dec. 1999) thinks I should take Lomotil to control my diarhhea instead of Immodium A-D. Can I safely take Lomotil without risking the worsening of my tardive dyskinesia? My surgeon doesn't know anything about this topic. Any input you could give me about compazine-like drugs would be very helpful. I am also scheduled for a urology workup for urinary incontinence, by the way.

Answer: I am not aware of any risk of tardive dyskinesia with Lomotil. But, I would contact the scientific department of the company who makes Lomotil, Searle 800-323-1603. They keep track of all the case reports etc. related to Lomotil and can do a complete literature search to ensure there is no reported interactions.

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