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Belladonna and Opium

Belladonna and Opium Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Belladonna and Opium Suppository is used to treat moderate to severe pain caused by muscle spasms in the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder. It is a narcotic analgesic/antispasmotic agent. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, constipation, blurred vision, increased eye discomfort in bright light, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, increased/decreased sweating, or dry mouth.

The adult dose is one belladonna and opium suppository rectally once or twice daily, not to exceed four doses daily or as recommended by a physician. Belladonna and Opium Suppository may interact with blood thinners, cimetidine, rifampin, cold or allergy medicines, antidepressants, medicine to treat mental illness, diazepam or similar medicines, beta-blockers, or other narcotics. Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy, Belladonna and Opium Suppository should be used only when prescribed. Using it near the expected delivery date is not recommended because of possible harm to the fetus. Infants born to mothers who have used this medication may have withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, abnormal/persistent crying, vomiting, or diarrhea. Tell your doctor if you notice symptoms in your newborn. It is unknown if belladonna passes into breast milk. Opium passes into breast milk, and the effect on a nursing infant is not known. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Withdrawal symptoms may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication.

Our Belladonna and Opium Suppository Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Belladonna and Opium in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • painful or difficult urination;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • fast heart rate;
  • weak, shallow breathing;
  • extreme weakness, feeling like you might pass out;
  • headache, confusion; or
  • severe constipation and stomach pain.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, dizziness;
  • blurred vision;
  • nausea, vomiting, constipation;
  • dry mouth, dry eyes;
  • decreased sense of taste; or
  • impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What is Patient Information Overview?

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Belladonna and Opium Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, vomiting, constipation, blurred vision, increased eye discomfort in bright light, lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, increased/decreased sweating, or dry mouth may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute.

To prevent constipation, maintain a diet adequate in fiber, drink plenty of water, and exercise. Consult your pharmacist for help in selecting a laxative (such as a stimulant type with stool softener).

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes (such as agitation, hallucinations, confusion), difficulty urinating, fainting, slow/fast heartbeat, eye pain, vision changes.

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: severe stomach/abdominal pain, change in the amount of urine, seizures, slow/shallow breathing.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

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What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Belladonna and Opium FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

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.

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.

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