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Doctor insights on: Belladonna Alkaloids Phenobarbital Side Effects

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Would it be fine to take belladonna/phenobarbital tablets from 2002?

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

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How old does belladonna/phenobarbital have to be before it is not safe to use?

Best.Read Expiration: It is always best to use medication before its expiration date listed on the prescription. ...Read more

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My grandson has meningitis discovered today they are giving him phenobarbital for seziures he is 1 month old what are the side effects I need to watch?

My grandson has meningitis discovered today they are giving him phenobarbital for seziures he is 1 month old what are the side effects I need to watch?

Sedation: I am very sorry to hear about your grandson. Meningitis can be very serious and scary. He was given phenobarbital to prevent seizures, which could occur with the meningitis. Recurrent or prolonged seizures can lead to brain damage, so it is very important that his doctors are giving him this medicine. Sedation, sleepiness, or unconsciousness may occur now, but won't affect him in the future. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the long term side effects of taking phenobarbital for decades?

Doctors, what are the long term side effects of taking phenobarbital for decades?

Dependence: The biggest problem with taking phenobarbital for decades is that you develop dependence and would need to be tapered off of it. It is a barbiturate used as a sedative but in the past was commonly used to treat seizures. I have had patients that have been on this for decades with controlled seizures with no long term side effects. If someone has been on it, it may be safer to keep them on it. ...Read more

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What are the long-term side effects of taking phenobarbital for over 30 years?

Depedence, seizures: Phenobarbital and its relatives are brain sedatives and are dependence producing. if you take them you will have working memory problems,more falls, and need for increased dose to maintain effect when stopped they produce a describable withdrawal effect. the most serious of these are seizures. other brain sedatives are alcohol,meprobamates,and benzodiazapenes. ...Read more

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I have blurry vision take belladonna alkaloids for ab pain, celiac.But vidion worse.Am 50.Take armour thyroid, dalmane (flurazepam).Whats cause?

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

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Can taking risperdal 1 mg (twice daily) and phenobarbital (5 ml twice a day) cause seizures in an 2.5 year old? What will be the side effect?

Kindly see a specialist: Those are serious medications for serious neuropsychiatric conditions need to be prescribed and followed up by specialist physicians experienced with those medicines in children/adults, good luck ...Read more

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What are the signs & symptoms of low phenobarbital level?

Phenobarbital: You would not be measuring Phenobarbital levels unless taking it for a specific condition, like seizure disorder. Your doctor titrates your dose by these levels and by side effects. Your first indicator that your level is "low" might be having a seizure -- so it's best to take your medication consistently and to check levels when your doctor feels it's time to do it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about beer and barb and phenobarbitals?

Dont understand ?: Barbiturates are older sedatives that are very dangerous and are no longer widely used, since they have severe addiction/overdose risk. Phenobarbital is still a useful drug in treating seizures and a few other neurological conditions, and butabital is used in migraine medication. They do not mix with alcohol, whether beer or any other form, and the combination is very dangerous and can kill you. ...Read more