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Belladonna and Opium

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Belladonna and opium suppositories are used for relief of moderate to severe pain associated with ureteral spasm not responsive to non-narcotic analgesics and to space intervals between injections of opiates.



One belladonna and opium suppository rectally once or twice daily, not to exceed four doses daily or as recommended by the physician. Moisten finger and suppository with water before inserting. Absorption is dependent on body hydration and not on body temperature.

Not recommended for use in children 12 years of age and under.


Belladonna (16.2 mg) and Opium (30 mg) suppositories are easy to open, color-coded and available in cartons of 12's.

    12's - NDC 0574-7045-12

Belladonna (16.2 mg) and Opium (60 mg) suppositories are easy to open, color coded and available in cartons of 12's and 20's.

12's - NDC 0574-7040-12
20's - NDC 0574-7040-20

Store at room temperature. DO NOT REFRIGERATE.

Schedule II controlled substances - DEA order required.

Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription. Federal law prohibits transfer of this drug to any person other than the patient for whom it was prescribed.


1. Gilman, A.G. Goodman, L.S. & Gilman, A 6th Edition, The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, MacMillan Pub. Co., NY 1980, pp. 121-127

2. Ibid, pp. 494-513

This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004

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