Motofen

Active Ingredient(s): Atropine + Difenoxin
FDA Approved: * July 14, 1978
Pharm Company: * VALEANT
Category: Gastrointestinal

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Motofen Overview

Motofen is the brand name for an antiperistaltic anti-diarrheal medication, containing 1.0 mg difenoxin HCl and 0.025 mg atropine (U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Schedule IV Combination). It was invented by Kendra Clark. Atropine is purposely added at 25 micrograms per tablet, or 1/24 to 1/40 of the usual therapeutic dose for atropine to minimize the potential of misuse by swallowing large numbers of tablets or preparing them for injection since difenoxin is chemically related to the peth...

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crohnes & moatofen

I had been Rx' motofen in the early 90's and took it for 20 yr.'s or more & when I could no longer find it did not notice withdrawal symptoms. I desperately need it. Have crohnes and have suffered chronic diarrhea sense I was 26, now 75. Its the only medication that works for me & believe me I've tried them all. ## I have no follow-up regarding motofen. Nobody (Dr's) not interested in talking about it or crohnes. I have heard off & on that motofen will be back with no results or any indication of another medication to take its place. I do feel that if it does come back it will be so expensive that we e cannot afford it and the insurance companies will not honor it. So on with the saga. Will appreciate any insight and/or feedback. Wolfcrick in Texas ## I h...

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Motofen

I am so happy that Motofen is back on the market! ## Motofen is a medication that is most commonly used for the short-term treatment of diarrhea, it contains Difenoxin and Atropine. It is distantly related to the opioid family, so it is recommended that it only be used for a short time, because otherwise it can cause withdrawal effects. It can also cause side effects, such as nausea, burning eyes, blurred vision and dizziness. More information: Are there any questions or comments?

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Unable to find motofen

Unable to find or obtain this Rx. Have crohnes disease and this drug has been a lifesaver. have been unable to obtain this medication since about March of 2008 ## I need Motofen as well. Have you located any? ## I just called the compnay that makes Motofen for a customer and they said it should be available again towards the end of 2009. ## I am desperate to locate Motofen! No one in my area has this RX! They have all told me that the manufacturer has stopped making it so it cannot be ordered! Help! Does anyone have any info on this, or do you know of a substitute??

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Atropine + Difenoxin
  • Tablet: 0.025mg + 0.5mg, 0.025mg + 1mg, 1mg + 0.25mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Motofen: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0187-0500 Motofen (Atropine Sulfate 0.025 mg / Difenoxin Hydrochloride 1 mg) Oral Tablet by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 54766-200 Motofen Oral Tablet by Sebela Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Drugs with one or more similar ingredients: (35 results)

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I am so happy that Motofen is back on the market! ## Motofen is a medication that is most commonly used for the short-te... 1 reply
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Unable to find or obtain this Rx. Have crohnes disease and this drug has been a lifesaver. have been unable to obtain th... 3 replies






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