- Antidiarrheal Agent
- Opioid receptor agonist: increase colonic phasic segmenting activity (via presynaptic cholinergic inhibition) = increased transit time and fecal water absorption. Decreases mass colonic movements and gastrocolic reflex.
- Dependence forming
- Atropine added to discourage overdosing
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