Diphenoxylate+Atropine is used in the treatment of diarrhea.
Phenotil Products side effects
Side Effects of Phenotil are Indigestion, Constipation, Dryness in mouth, Cough, Flushing of skin, Blurred vision, Drowsiness, Dizziness, Confusion, Difficulty in urination, Bronchoconstriction (constriction of air passages).
Diphenoxylate + Atropine 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 Diphenoxylate + Atropine is taken in greater than prescribed doses, unpleasant side effects due to excess of atropine (dry mouth, excessive thirst, increased heart rate) will occur.
Q. Can the use of Phenotil Tablet cause dry mouth?
Yes, the use of Phenotil Tablet 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 Phenotil Tablet cause constipation?
Yes, the use of Phenotil Tablet can cause constipation. Talk to your doctor if constipation occurs.
Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Phenotil Tablet?
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.
Q. Can the use of Phenotil Tablet cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Phenotil Tablet 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 Phenotil Tablet?
No, avoid drinking alcohol while taking Phenotil Tablet. Drinking alcohol will increase the severity of drowsiness and sleepiness caused by Phenotil Tablet.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.