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Diphenoxylate is used to treat diarrhea.
How does the drug work?
Diphenoxylate is an antidiarrheal and anticholinergic drug. It works by decreasing the motion of the muscles in the intestine. It decreases the perception of pain by blocking the transmission of pain signals to the brain.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of diphenoxylate include vomiting, nausea, numbness of the extremity, decreased urination, abdominal bloating, acne, shortness of breath, dry skin, restlessness, itching, and urticaria.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. Is diphenoxylate a habit-formingdrug? Yes, diphenoxylate is a habit-forming drug. So it is better to take the prescribed dose and do not self-medicate.
2. How to take diphenoxylate? Diphenoxylate is administered orally and usually taken as needed up to 4 times a day.
3. Can I give diphenoxylate to my child who is an year old? No. Diphenoxylate is not recommended for the children less than 2 years.
4. Can I take alcohol after taking diphenoxylate? No. You should not take alcohol after taking diphenoxylate as it worsens the symptoms.
5. What are the symptoms of overdose? The symptoms of overdose are restlessness, flushing, fever, loss of consciousness, fast heartbeat, and uncontrolled eye movements.