Belladonna and Opium
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Belladonna and Opium
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.
DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE
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.
Additional Belladonna and Opium Information
- Belladonna and Opium Drug Interactions Center: belladonna alkaloids-opium rect
- Belladonna and Opium Side Effects Center
- Belladonna and Opium in detail including Side Effects and Drug Images
- Belladonna and Opium Overview including Precautions
- Belladonna and Opium FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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