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Belladonna and Opium

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Belladonna and Opium

Side Effects


Belladonna may cause drowsiness, dry mouth, urinary retention, photophobia, rapid pulse, dizziness and blurred vision. Opium usage may result in constipation, nausea or vomiting. Pruritis and urticaria may occasionally occur.


Because of their content of opium, belladonna and opium suppositories are considered as Schedule II drugs by the Drug Enforcement Administration. No data exists on chronic abuse effects or dependence characteristics of belladonna and opium suppositories.

Read the Belladonna and Opium (belladonna and opium) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects


Tell your doctor of all nonprescription or prescription medication you use, especially of: muscle relaxants, antidepressants (tricyclic), tranquilizers, sleep medicine, amantadine, antiparkinson drugs, narcotic pain relievers, cough medicines, quinidine, procainamide, disopyramide, MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), antihistamines, levodopa, digoxin, ketoconazole, potassium supplements, corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone), amphetamines, alcohol, cimetidine. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Read the Belladonna and Opium Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions

Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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