belladonna and opium (rectal) (cont.)
What happens if I miss a dose (B & O Supprettes 15-A, B & O Supprettes 16-A)?
Since belladonna and opium is used on an as needed basis, you are not likely to miss a dose.
What happens if I overdose (B & O Supprettes 15-A, B & O Supprettes 16-A)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include feeling restless or excited, confusion or unusual behavior, muscle weakness, weak or shallow breathing, fainting, or coma.
What should I avoid while using belladonna and opium (B & O Supprettes 15-A, B & O Supprettes 16-A)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Avoid becoming overheated or dehydrated during exercise and in hot weather. This medication can decrease sweating and you may be more prone to heat stroke.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of belladonna and opium.
What other drugs will affect belladonna and opium (B & O Supprettes 15-A, B & O Supprettes 16-A)?
Many drugs can interact with belladonna and opium. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate);
- cold or allergy medicines;
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), nortriptyline (Pamelor), trazodone (Desyrel), and others;
- medicine to treat a mental illness, such as clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), and others;
- diazepam (Valium) or similar medicines such as alprazolam (Xanax), clorazepate (Tranxene), lorazepam (Ativan), midazolam (Versed), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), and others;
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin, Tenoretic), carvedilol (Coreg), labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), and others; or
- narcotic medicine such as fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic), hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin, Vicoprofen), methadone (Dolophine, Methadose), morphine (Avinza, Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet, Combunox), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with belladonna and opium. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about belladonna and opium rectal.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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