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    Diphenoxylate + Atropine

    Information about Diphenoxylate + Atropine

    Diphenoxylate + atropine uses

    Diphenoxylate+Atropine is used in the treatment of diarrhoea.

    How diphenoxylate + atropine works

    This is a combination of two medicines: Diphenoxylate and atropine which treat 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 from too much 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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    Content on this page was last updated on 25 January, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)