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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Donnatal (Overview)

Donnatal is an anti-ulcer agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
18 doctors shared insights

Donnatal (Overview)

Donnatal is an anti-ulcer agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Why did they recall the drug donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine)?

Why did they recall the drug donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine)?

Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine): The brand medication is still available, don't know if the generic medication is still made. ...Read more

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Prescribed "donnatal elixir" and it's not working. Help?

Please notify the: prescribing physician so that alternatives can be discussed. ...Read more

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Does donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) work for ibs?

Does donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) work for ibs?

Helps spasms: Smooth muscle relaxant and Phenobarbital (barbiturate/sedative). Can be usefulas part of the overall rx picture. Not the only muscle relaxant available. Won't improve constipation, may slow down bowel. ...Read more

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Is donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) safe to take while trying to conceive?

Is donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) safe to take while trying to conceive?

Probably not: This drug is a class c drug for pregnancy. 'animal studies show adverse fetal effect(s) but no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies; weigh possible fetal risk vs. Maternal benefit; see pkg insert for drug-specific recs. ...Read more

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How do donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) and elavil interact with each other?

How do donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) and elavil interact with each other?

Caution Advised: The combination of these two medicines can increase the anticholinergic (antagonizes the action of acetylcholine) adverse effects which include: central nervous system depression with confusion and somnolence (sleepiness) blurred vision increased thirst constipation hyperpyrexia (increased temperature) the combo can also decrease the efficacy of the elavil (amitriptyline). Please talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Prescribed "donnatal elixir" and it's not working. Help?

Please notify the: prescribing physician so that alternatives can be discussed. ...Read more

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Why did they recall the drug donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine)?

Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine): The brand medication is still available, don't know if the generic medication is still made. ...Read more

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I read that there are 2 different types of donnatal, (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) one with phenobarbital and one without? Is this accurate?

Not really Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine): Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) is an anticholinergic and barbiturate combination to treat irritable bowel syndrome and intestinal ulcers. It works reducing intestinal muscle contraction. It contains hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine (all anticholinergics) and Phenobarbital (an anticonvulsant) It comes in tablets and elixir (containing only phenobarbital.) Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) is the brand name, but only if having Pb in it. ...Read more

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Does donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) work for ibs?

Helps spasms: Smooth muscle relaxant and Phenobarbital (barbiturate/sedative). Can be usefulas part of the overall rx picture. Not the only muscle relaxant available. Won't improve constipation, may slow down bowel. ...Read more

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Is donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) safe to take while trying to conceive?

Probably not: This drug is a class c drug for pregnancy. 'animal studies show adverse fetal effect(s) but no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies; weigh possible fetal risk vs. Maternal benefit; see pkg insert for drug-specific recs. ...Read more

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How do donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) and elavil interact with each other?

Caution Advised: The combination of these two medicines can increase the anticholinergic (antagonizes the action of acetylcholine) adverse effects which include: central nervous system depression with confusion and somnolence (sleepiness) blurred vision increased thirst constipation hyperpyrexia (increased temperature) the combo can also decrease the efficacy of the elavil (amitriptyline). Please talk with your doc. ...Read more

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