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    Atropine + Diphenoxylate + Furazolidone

    Information about Atropine + Diphenoxylate + Furazolidone

    Atropine + diphenoxylate + furazolidone uses

    Atropine+Diphenoxylate+Furazolidone is used in the treatment of diarrhea.

    How atropine + diphenoxylate + furazolidone works

    This is a combination of three medicines: Atropine, diphenoxylate and furazolidone, which treats diarrhea. Atropine is an anticholinergic medicine which blocks the action of acetylcholine (a chemical messenger), thereby relaxing the muscles of stomach and intestines. Diphenoxylate is an opioid agonist which works by decreasing contraction of the intestines making the stools more solid and less frequent. Furazolidone is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria and other diarrhea-causing microorganisms by damaging their DNA.

    Common side effects of atropine + diphenoxylate + furazolidone

    Constipation, Indigestion, Dryness in mouth, Dizziness, Bronchoconstriction (constriction of air passages), Cough, Flushing of skin, Blurred vision, Drowsiness, Confusion, Difficulty in urination, Urine discoloration
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    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
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    Frequently asked questions for Atropine + Diphenoxylate + Furazolidone

    Atropine + Diphenoxylate + Furazolidone

    Q. Are there any contraindications associated with the use of Atropine+Diphenoxylate+Furazolidone?

    The use of Atropine+Diphenoxylate+Furazolidone is considered to be harmful for the patients with known allergy to any of its components. It is better to inform your doctor about your past medical history.

    Q. Can Atropine+Diphenoxylate+Furazolidone cause dizziness?

    Yes, the use of Atropine+Diphenoxylate+Furazolidone can cause dizziness. Patient should avoid driving or operating machinery while taking Atropine+Diphenoxylate+Furazolidone.

    Q. What if I take more than the recommended dose of Atropine+Diphenoxylate+Furazolidone?

    Taking more than the recommended dose of Atropine+Diphenoxylate+Furazolidone may cause blurred vision, dry mouth and dizziness. In case of overdose consult your doctor for further advice.

    Q. Can the use of Atropine+Diphenoxylate+Furazolidone cause dry mouth?

    Yes, the use of Atropine+Diphenoxylate+Furazolidone can cause dry mouth. If you experience dry mouth, drink plenty of water. Take regular sips during the day and keep some water by your bed at night. You may use lip balm if your lips are also dry. Try to avoid food items that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

    Q. Can the use of Atropine+Diphenoxylate+Furazolidone cause constipation?

    Yes, the use of Atropine+Diphenoxylate+Furazolidone can cause constipation. To make your stool softer and easier to pass, eat more high-fiber foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables and cereals. Try to drink several glasses of water or other non-alcoholic liquids every day. If constipation persists, talk to your doctor about its treatment.

    Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Atropine+Diphenoxylate+Furazolidone?

    Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)