Indications for: MOTOFEN

Adjunctive therapy in the management of acute nonspecific diarrhea and acute exacerbations of chronic functional diarrhea.

Adult Dosage:

Initially 2mg, then 1mg after each loose stool or 1mg every 3–4 hours as needed. Max 8mg/24hrs. Discontinue use if no improvement after 48hrs.

Children Dosage:

Not recommended.

MOTOFEN Contraindications:

Diarrhea associated with organisms that penetrate the intestinal mucosa (eg, toxigenic E. coli, Salmonella species, Shigella) and pseudomembranous colitis associated with broad spectrum antibiotics. Children <2yrs old. Jaundice.

MOTOFEN Warnings/Precautions:

Monitor fluid and electrolyte balance. Withhold dose if severe dehydration or electrolyte imbalance occurs. Acute ulcerative colitis; discontinue if abdominal distention occurs or if other untoward symptoms develop. Advanced hepatorenal disease or abnormal liver function tests; hepatic coma may be precipitated. Children with Down's syndrome. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

MOTOFEN Classification:

Opioid + anticholinergic.

MOTOFEN Interactions:

Avoid in patients in whom anticholinergic drugs are contraindicated. Hypertensive crisis possible with concomitant MAOIs. May potentiate barbiturates, tranquilizers, narcotics, alcohol; monitor.

Adverse Reactions:

GI upset, dry mouth, epigastric distress, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, tiredness, nervousness, insomnia, confusion.

How Supplied:

Tabs—50, 100