diphenoxylate hydrochloride


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diphenoxylate hydrochloride

[dī′fənok′silāt]
an opioid antidiarrheal that contains subclinical amounts of atropine sulfate to limit abuse.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of noninfectious diarrhea and intestinal cramping.
contraindications Liver disease, antibiotic-associated diarrhea, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. It is not given to children less than 2 years of age.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse reactions are abdominal discomfort, intestinal obstruction, skin rash, tachycardia, urinary retention, nausea, and addiction.

diphenoxylate hydrochloride

(dī″fĕn-ŏk′sĭ-lāt)
A smooth muscle relaxant used in combination with atropine in treating diarrhea.