Belladonna & opium suppository

Use:

typically to treat moderate to severe pain from spasms of the urinary tract.

It contains 2 medications, belladonna and opium.

Belladonna helps to decrease the spasms. Opium is a narcotic medication that helps to relieve pain.

A note on belladonna and its uses:

Belladonna produces many effects in the body, including relief from spasms of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestines), the bladder, and the biliary tract. This is helpful in controlling conditions such as colitis, spastic bladder, diverticulitis, infant colic, renal and biliary colic, peptic ulcer, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Belladonna also reduces the secretions of many organs, thereby helping to control conditions such as excessive stomach acid production.

Belladonna is used to treat the rigidity, tremor, excessive salivation, and sweating caused by Parkinson’s disease.

Belladonna also is used to treat motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping associated with menstruation, and to reduce nighttime urination.

Side effects:

  • Nausea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • blurred vision
  • increased eye discomfort in bright light
  • lightheadedness
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • dysuria

Procedure:

lubricate supp

Insert the suppository, pointed end first, with your finger until it passes the muscular sphincter of the rectum, about 1/2 to 1 inch in infants and 1 inch in adults. (If not inserted past this sphincter, the suppository may pop out.)

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