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Brand Names: B & O Supprettes 15-A, B & O Supprettes 16-A

Generic Name: belladonna and opium (rectal) (Pronunciation: BEL a DON a and OH pee um)

What is belladonna and opium (B & O Supprettes 15-A, B & O Supprettes 16-A)?

Belladonna is a natural substance made from a toxic plant. The medicinal form of belladonna has many effects in the body, such as decreasing muscle activity.

Opium is also a natural substance made from the seeds of a plant. The medicinal form of opium is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.

The combination of belladonna and opium is used to treat moderate to severe pain caused by muscle spasms in the tubes that connect the kidneys to the bladder.

Belladonna and opium may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of belladonna and opium (B & O Supprettes 15-A, B & O Supprettes 16-A)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • painful or difficult urination;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all;
  • fast heart rate;
  • weak, shallow breathing;
  • extreme weakness, feeling like you might pass out;
  • headache, confusion; or
  • severe constipation and stomach pain.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, dizziness;
  • blurred vision;
  • nausea, vomiting, constipation;
  • dry mouth, dry eyes;
  • decreased sense of taste; or
  • impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about belladonna and opium (B & O Supprettes 15-A, B & O Supprettes 16-A)?

Do not take belladonna and opium rectal by mouth. It is for use only in your rectum.

You should not use belladonna and opium if you have glaucoma, a muscle disorder, severe breathing problems, diarrhea caused by infection, severe liver or kidney disease, seizures, severe bleeding, a history of head injury, if you are debilitated, or if you have recently used drugs or alcohol.

There are many other drugs that should not be used together with belladonna and opium rectal. Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use.

Before using belladonna and opium, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions.

Opium may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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