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Antidiarrheal agent overdose
Antidiarrheal agents are drugs used to treat loose, watery, and frequent stools. This article discusses overdose of antidiarrheal drugs containing diphenoxylate or atropine.
This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
- Dry mouth and skin
- Loss of desire to do anything
- Pinpoint pupils
- Rapid heartbeat
- Rapid side to side eye movement
- Slow breathing
Note: Symptoms may take up to 12 hours to appear.
Most patients will normally recover with treatment and 24 hours of monitoring. However, deaths may occur in young children.