belladonna and opium (B and O Suppositories) (cont.)

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Belladonna/opium suppositories should be used with caution with other narcotic analgesics because of increased risks of dizziness, sedation, and respiratory depression.

Individuals should check with their physicians before using this suppository.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done on belladonna/opium suppositories to determine safe and effective use in pregnant women. They should be used only if clearly needed.

NURSING MOTHERS: Opium is converted to morphine. Morphine is excreted in breast milk, however, the American Academy of Pediatrics committee states that it is safe to use while nursing.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of belladonna/opium are drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, dry mouth, urine retention, nausea, vomiting, constipation, itching, and hives.

Belladonna/opium suppositories can be habit forming and has abuse potential because of its opium content.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/21/2014

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