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Belladonna Alkaloids Medication
I have blurry vision take belladonna alkaloids for ab pain, celiac. But vidion worse. Am 50.Take armour thyroid, dalmane (flurazepam).Whats cause?
Vision after 50: Loss of reading vision occurs in most people between 40 and 50 and is due to presbyopia. Reading glasses are in order. Belladonna used commonly for stomach problems exaggerates this phemenon. If your vision is blurry in the daistance as well you are probably far sighted and need distance glasses as well. Belladonna definitely makes this worse. ...Read more
No: Any medication that is that old should not be kept around the house. Dispose of it properly. It is unlikely to have much potency left, but you never know. Assume nothing. To find out the actual shelf life, a pharmacist might be able to give you specifics. ...Read more
Best. Read Expiration: It is always best to use medication before its expiration date listed on the prescription. ...Read more
Homeopathic remedy: The homeopathic remedy "belladonna" is prepared from a tincture of the whole plant "atropa belladonna, " in the nightshade family. Producing a homeopathic medicine requires both precise dilution and mechanical shaking ("succussion") between each dilution. Ingested in material quantities, the plant would be very toxic. But the homeopathic remedy is just right to stimulate one's healing system. ...Read more
Homeopathic remedies: I'm guessing you may have received this as a lotion or cream. It's a combination remedy which can be topically applied to sprains and bruises -- it may decrease pain, inflammation and bruising. Do not apply it to broken skin or open wounds. Arnica and belladonna are each homeopathic remedies which can be used in acute illnesses and in long-term chronic cases. A homeopath can help you with this. ...Read more
Belladonna+ arnica: Belladonna "b"and arnica each has topical pain relieving effects on the skin, for conditions deeper down like muscle spasm, pain or other tissue pains. Not dangerous but u are not to swallow it, ever! Topically, there are no dangers to intact skin. If the pains are too major, this usually homeopathic strength gel may not bring all the relief you need+may need to take other pain meds. ...Read more
No: Material quantities of belladonna may be antispasmodic, but expose you to many risks. It also will not cross-cover for, or help taper, opiates. Homeopathic belladonna is not poisonous and has many applications, but opiod withdrawal is not an indication for using it. See an addiction medicine doctor for comprehensive help for your addiction. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Belladonna PB: It sounds like you're talking about belladonna with phenobarbitol -- maybe for irritable bowel syndrome? This will slow down your bowel, and the phenobarb will calm anxiety. I suggest asking the doctor who prescribed this, for specific instructions on when ; how to use it. ...Read more
Not recommended: Belladonna is commercially available over-the-counter (otc) for short-term use as "earache tablets" and as a "leg cramp" preparation. Belladonna can not be recommended otc as an anti-emetic, nor without physician oversight or prescription would safe dosing be possible. If you have nausea that persists, the list of possible diagnoses is very long. Please get check rather than self-medicating. ...Read more
Belladonna: Homeopathic Belladonna may be an indicated constitutional remedy for some people, and this would be used over time. For the best results you need consultation and follow-up with a professional homeopath to make sure this is an appropriate remedy for your needs. Belladonna is also called for in some acute cases, but this would be a short-term use. ...Read more
Preparation & more: The herbal plant belladonna is poisonous when used in material quantities. Just 2 berries contain enough Atropine to kill a small child. Its derivatives are used in pharmaceuticals to treat symptoms like stomach cramping and throbbing headaches. Preparing homeopathic belladonna requires serial dilution & succussion (shaking); it is no longer poisonous & its healing properties are preserved. ...Read more
Can I chew on dried Belladonna to help with a toothache or is there a safe paste to make and use.
Phone Call: Please call a local dentist for treatment. No matter how hard you try, the pain will quickly worsen. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. ...Read more
BelladonnaDepression: Belladona is a plant alkaloid, from italian 'beautiful woman" as it causes the pupils to dilate enhancing the eye appearance. It easily achieves toxic levels of berries or leave are eaten. Poisoning with it causes eye dilation, constipation, confusion, flushing, cardiac and brain malfunction. It is not used for depression. Atropine or equiv are the useful analogs to it, e.g. In eye doctor dilation. ...Read more
Needs rx: Atropine is the most common belladonna product and there are some related drugs all available in drop and ointment form. These require a prescription to obtain. They affect focusing so use is uncomfortable as it disturbs the vision - especially at near - and also the eyes are light sensitive due to the dilation. These should only be used with the advice of your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Not effective: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that is cured with antibiotics. Untreated Strep infections can lead to diseases of the joints, heart, kidneys and nervous system. Belladonna is used by some homeopathic doctors for throat infections but is not a mainstream therapy for what could become a serious infection. ...Read more
Hello Doctor...i have a severed dark Dead spot on my left cheek...I used a Belladonna Plaster on my face for a pimple. It looks burn. Can you Help Me!!
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7 weeks pregnant. Severe pelvic pain, no bleeding. Embryo's heartbeat normal. Prescribed methampyrone, papaverine hcl, belladonna extract. Safe?
In the US that would: Not be given, at 7 weeks pregnant please discuss with your doc because u should not be having severe pelvic pain at 7 weeks pregnant with no explanation, u need further evaluation of everything in your pelvis including bowels and bladder assuming you have no fibroids or an ovarian cyst which should be seen on a pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more
A stimulant: Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is similar to the stimulants the body makes itself - adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine, and does many of the same things - raises blood pressure and pulse, is a decongestant, appetite suppressant. Because of its risks, most doctors no longer prescribe it, and use pseudoEphedrine (ephedrine sulfate) (sudafed) instead as a decongestant mainly. It is still found in many herbal drugs, esp from china. ...Read more
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Is it safe to taje ssri antidepressants together with cat's claw since it contains alkaloids? Maybe it will give me serotoninergic syndrome.
Variable: You're not saying which specific ssri antidepressants you mean, and there are moderate interactions with certain ones but not others. Please do not add any herbal supplement to your medication without consulting with your physician. In any case, serotonin syndrome is not something to strive for. ...Read more
Is it ok to take cats claw with a ssri called luvox (fluvoxamine) and klonopin since cats claw contains alkaloids? My doc said its ok but I want a 2nd oppinion
Cat's Claw: Cat's claw can inhibit liver cytochromes 3a4, 5, & 7, but Luvox (fluvox (fluvoxamine)amine) requires different cytochrome enzymes (cyp 2d6) for its metabolism in your body. As far as these interactions have been studied, cat's claw should not cause problems with luvox (fluvoxamine). Make sure your product is pure -- other toxic plants have been substituted in commercial preparations. What makes you want to add cat's claw at all, though? ...Read more
Is it safe to take ssri antidepressant (luvox) together with cat's claw since this contains alkaloids? Wont I make serotonin syndrome or somwthing else?
No: My sources do not report any interaction, but it is always important to report all substances you are taking to your prescribing physician. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more