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Doctor insights on: Belladonna Poten Medication

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Is belladonna safe to use topically?

Is belladonna safe to use topically?

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

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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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What is the difference between homeopathic belladonna and the plant belladonna?

What is the difference between homeopathic belladonna and the plant belladonna?

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

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My friend brought me a combination of belladonna and arnica. What are the uses?

My friend brought me a combination of belladonna and arnica. What are the uses?

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

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Is the belladonna good for depression?

Is the belladonna good for depression?

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

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Does belladonna help with opiud withdrawl?

Does belladonna help with opiud withdrawl?

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

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I do not have diarrhea should I take belladonna pb?

I do not have diarrhea should I take belladonna pb?

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

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I've heard that belladonna can be used to treat nausea?

I've heard that belladonna can be used to treat nausea?

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

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Can homeopathic belladonna be used continually? Can any docs explain?

Can homeopathic belladonna be used continually? Can any docs explain?

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

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Can you please tell me how homeopathic belladonna and the herbal plant belladonna differ?

Can you please tell me how homeopathic belladonna and the herbal plant belladonna differ?

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

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Can I chew on dried Belladonna to help with a toothache or is there a safe paste to make and use.

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

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Is it still possible to buy belladonna eye drops to dilate pupils?

Is it still possible to buy belladonna eye drops to dilate pupils?

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

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What do you suggest if my mum gave me belladonna for strep throat?

What do you suggest if my mum gave me belladonna for strep throat?

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

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My mom gave me belladonna for strep throat. Will that help?

My mom gave me belladonna for strep throat. Will that help?

Unlikely: If you like the effects of dilated pupils, dry mouth, rapid heart rate, and difficulty making urine, this is the med for you. It will do nothing to prevent the side effects or slow the progress of strep throat. ...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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7 weeks pregnant. Severe pelvic pain, no bleeding. Embryo's heartbeat normal. Prescribed methampyrone, papaverine hcl, belladonna extract. Safe?

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

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

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

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

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

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

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

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

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

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What medications are given fordepression?

What medications are given fordepression?

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