Information about Diphenoxylate + Atropine
Diphenoxylate + Atropine Uses
Diphenoxylate+Atropine is used in the treatment of diarrhea.
How Diphenoxylate + Atropine works
Diphenoxylate + Atropine is a combination of two medicines: Diphenoxylate and Atropine, which treats diarrhea. 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.
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)