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    Diphenoxylate + Atropine

    Information about Diphenoxylate + Atropine

    Diphenoxylate + atropine uses

    Diphenoxylate+Atropine is used in the treatment of diarrhea.

    How diphenoxylate + atropine works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Diphenoxylate and Atropine, which treats diarrhoea. Diphenoxylate is an opioid agonist which works by decreasing contraction of the intestines making the stools more solid and less frequent. In higher doses, diphenoxylate may cause euphoria (elevation of mood) and physical dependence. To prevent its abuse, atropine is added in small quantities. Therefore, if This is taken in greater than prescribed doses, unpleasant side effects due to excess of atropine (dry mouth, excessive thirst, increased heart rate) will occur.

    Common side effects of diphenoxylate + atropine

    Indigestion, Constipation, Dryness in mouth, Cough, Flushing of skin, Blurred vision, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Confusion, Difficulty in urination, Bronchoconstriction (constriction of air passages)
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    Dr. Betina Chandolia
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    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
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    Frequently asked questions for Diphenoxylate + Atropine

    Diphenoxylate + Atropine

    Q. Can the use of Diphenoxylate+Atropine cause dizziness?

    Yes, the use of Diphenoxylate+Atropine can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better.

    Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Diphenoxylate+Atropine?

    No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Diphenoxylate+Atropine. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness and sleepiness caused by Diphenoxylate+Atropine.

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

    Yes, the use of Diphenoxylate+Atropine 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. Try to avoid foods that are acidic (like lemons), spicy and salty.

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

    Yes, the use of Diphenoxylate+Atropine can cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if constipation occurs.

    Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Diphenoxylate+Atropine?

    Keep this medicine in the container 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.