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What should I know about difenoxin and atropine before taking it?

Before taking Motofen, you should know that difenoxin can be habit forming when taken above a certain dose. Atropine was added to this medication to prevent its abuse because atropine will cause unpleasant side effects if you take too high of a dose.

You should tell your doctor if you have ulcerative colitis, liver disease, or diarrhea due to certain types of infections, such as pseudomembranous colitis following recent antibiotic therapy, or a bacterial infection of the gut caused by E. coli, Salmonella, or Shigella, before taking Motofen.

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