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Belladonna alkaloids and phenobarbital

Generic Name: Belladonna alkaloids and phenobarbital [BEL-a-DON-a-AL-ka-loids-and-FEEN-oh-BAR-bi-tal]

Brand Names: Donnatal, Phenobarbital with Belladonna Alkaloids, Phenohytro, D-Tal, Chardonna-2,… show all 23 brands
Dosage Forms: 0.0194 mg-0.1037 mg-16.2 mg-0.0065 mg/5 mL oral elixir, 0.0194 mg-0.1037 mg-16.2 mg-0.0065 mg oral tablet.
Class of Drugs: Anticholinergics and antispasmodics

What are belladonna's alkaloids and phenobarbital?

Belladonna's alkaloids and phenobarbital are comprised of belladonna alkaloids (atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine) and phenobarbital. Belladonna alkaloids, as well as phenobarbital, are combination medications used to treat irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers of the colon. Belladonna alkaloids, as well as phenobarbital, could also be used to treat conditions not covered in this medication guide.

Adverse effects of Belladonna alkaloids and phenobarbital

Seek medical attention immediately. If you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction (hives, breathing problems, and swelling of your throat or face) or an extreme skin reaction (fever, throat soreness, burnt eyes, irritation, and an ailment that is purple or red with peeling and blisters),

This medication could cause severe adverse reactions. Take this medicine off and consult your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Rapid heartbeats or fast beats.
  • Blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around light sources.
  • Diarrhea (especially in the event that you suffer from a colonostomy or an ileostomy).
  • Less sweating and skin that is dry or hot.
  • Urination that is painful or difficult.
  • Loss of coordination; speech slurred; fainting.
  • Insomnia, agitation, depression, suicidal ideas, confusion.
  • Sore throat, fever.
  • Pale skin, easily bruising, unusual fatigue, cold hands and feet.

Effects such as insomnia and agitation, as well as nervousness and exuberance, are more likely to happen in older adults.

Common negative effects of belladonna's alkaloids and phenobarbital can be:

  • Constipation.
  • Less sweating or urination.
  • Dizziness, drowsiness, weakness.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Experiencing nervousness or excitement.
  • Dry mouth, nose, or throat.
  • Dry skin.
  • Nausea, vomiting, and bloating.

This is not a complete list of all the possible side effects. Other side effects could occur. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Belladonna alkaloids, as well as phenobarbital, could cause dependence. Intoxication can lead to addiction, overdose, or even death.

Before you take this drug.

This medication is for you if you're allergic to atropine, hyoscyamine, phenobarbital, or scopolamine. Also, you should not take this medicine if you suffer from:

  • An obstruction of the bladder, an enlarged prostate, or any other urinary issues.
  • A stomach or an obstruction in the bowel (including paralytic ileus).
  • Chronic constipation or a lack of regular bowel movements (especially in elderly adults as well as those who are sick or disabled).
  • Serious ulcerative colitis or toxic megacolon.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Acid reflux disease that causes a hiatal hernia.
  • Active bleeding that is accompanied by fast beating heartbeats, lower blood pressure, shortness of breath, and swelling of the feet or hands.
  • Porphyria (a genetic disorder of enzymes that can cause symptoms in the nervous system or skin).
  • An allergy to primidone.
  • A disorder of the muscles is called myasthenia. Gravis is a condition of the muscles.

Speak to your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • It can be caused by ulcerative colitis or stomach ulcers.
  • A colostomy or ileostomy.
  • A nerve-muscle disorder.
  • Heart issues, high blood pressure.
  • Gallbladder diseases.
  • Alcohol dependence or addiction to drugs.
  • Breathing issues.
  • A thyroid disorder.
  • Kidney or liver disease.

Belladonna alkaloids as well as phenobarbital can cause harm to a baby who is not yet born; however, the benefits of treating your health condition using this drug could outweigh any risks. Speak to your doctor when you're pregnant or become pregnant. This medicine may alter the effectiveness of the birth control pill, making it less efficient. Talk to your doctor about non-hormonal birth control (condom diaphragm, diaphragm containing diaphragm, spermicide) to stop pregnancy.

Breastfeeding is not advised while taking this medicine. Consult your physician about any potential risks. This medicine may slow the production of breast milk. Avoid giving this medicine to children without guidance from a doctor.

How to take belladonna alkaloids as well as phenobarbital?

Follow all instructions on the prescription label and go through all medication guides or instruction sheets. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed. Belladonna alkaloids, as well as phenobarbital, contain phenobarbital, a benzodiazepine that can cause addiction. The misuse of this drug can lead to dependence, overdose, or even death. Keep the medication in a location where other people are not able to access it. Giving away or selling the medicine is against the law. Take these tablets with extended release, and don't chew, crush, or break them. Take care when measuring liquid medicines. Make use of the dosing syringe supplied or a dose-measuring device (not the kitchen spoon). Contact your physician if your symptoms don't improve or if they become worse.

This medication can alter the results of certain tests. Be sure to inform any doctor treating patients that you're using belladonna alkaloids, phenobarbital, and phenobarbit. Keep at room temperature, free of heat, moisture, and light. Be aware of the medication you are taking. It is important to be aware if someone is taking it incorrectly or without a prescription. Don't stop taking this medication suddenly following prolonged use, or you may suffer from painful withdrawal signs. Discuss with your physician how you can completely stop taking this medication.

What happens if I miss a dose?

You should take the medication as quickly as you are able, but do not take any missed doses if it's close to the time of the next dose. Avoidt taking two doses at a time.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222. The symptoms of an overdose can include headache, nausea, dizziness, blurred or dry eyes, dry or hot skin, difficulty swallowing, and feeling agitated or excited.

What should be avoided?

Belladonna alkaloids and phenobarbital can cause blurred or drowsy vision and could affect your ability to react. Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you are aware of the effects of this medicine on your health. Consuming alcohol while taking this medication may cause a rise in certain adverse effects. Avoid becoming too hot or dehydrated during workouts and in hot temperatures. This medication can reduce sweating and leave you more vulnerable to suffering from heat stroke.

Interaction with other drugs

Combining this medicine with other drugs that can slow your breathing may cause serious adverse effects. Ask your doctor before taking any opioid medications, sleeping pills, a muscle relaxer, or medication for anxiety or seizures.

If you are taking an antacid to treat a condition, do so at least 3 hours prior to or 3 hours after taking belladonna alkaloids or phenobarbital. When you begin or stop using phenobarbital or belladonna alkaloids Your doctor might need to alter the dosages of other medications you use on a regular basis. Inform your doctor of the other medications you take, including:

  • Potassium supplements.
  • Primidone.
  • John's wort.
  • Antibiotic or antifungal medicine.
  • Heart or blood pressure medication.
  • Antiviral medicine for treating the hepatitis virus and HIV/AIDS.
  • An anticoagulant (such as Warfarin, Coumadin or Jantoven ) may help lower blood pressure.

This list isn't exhaustive. Other drugs can interact with belladonna alkaloids as well as phenobarbital, which includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here.



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