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Each belladonna and opium suppository contains (in a water-soluble base consisting of Polyethylene Glycol 400, 1450, 8000 and Polysorbate 60):

Belladonna (16.2 mg) and Opium (30 mg): Powdered opium 30 mg (Warning: May be habit forming.) and powdered belladonna extract 16.2 mg.

Belladonna (16.2 mg) and Opium (60 mg): Powdered opium 60 mg (Warning: May be habit forming.) and powdered belladonna extract 16.2 mg.

This drug falls into the pharmacological/ therapeutic class of narcotic analgesic/ antispasmotic agents.

The pharmacologically active principles present in the belladonna extract component of belladonna and opium suppositories are:

Established Name: Atropine
Chemical Name: dl Tropyl Tropate
Established Name: Scopolamine
Chemical Name: dl Scopolamine

Opium contains more than twenty alkaloids, the principle ones being morphine (10%), narcotine (6%), papaverine (1%) and codeine (0.5%). The major pharmacologically active principle of the powdered opium component of belladonna and opium suppositories, however, is:

Name: Morphine
Chemical Name: 7,8-Didehydro-4,5-epoxy-17- Methyl-morphinan-3,6-diol

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