Opium alkaloids (opioids and isoquinoline derivatives) induce constipation, euphoria, analgesia and sedation dependent on the dose and derivative. The constipating effect is caused by inhibition of the intestines' peristalsis.
This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:
|A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A07 Antidiarrheals, intestinal antiinflammatory/antiinfective agents → A07D Antipropulsives → A07DA Antipropulsives
|N Nervous system → N02 Analgesics → N02A Opioids → N02AA Natural opium alkaloids
Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):
|DROPIZOL Oral drops, solution
|Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB)
|MPI, EU: SmPC
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