Diphenoxylate and Atropine
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Diphenoxylate and Atropine?

(dye fen OKS i late & A troe peen)

• Diphenoxylate is used to treat diarrhea.

• Atropine prevents abuse of this medicine.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities until you see how this medicine affects you.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor) or other medicines and natural products that slow your actions and reactions.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Dry mouth. Frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred...