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Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine): The brand medication is still available, don't know if the generic medication is still made. ...Read more
Please notify the: Prescribing physician so that alternatives can be discussed. ...Read more
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
How much can donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) effect gastric emptying?
Quite a bit: Actually. The meds in it acts to slow down your intestinal motility, so it is supposed to do this. ...Read more
Taking 50mg-zoloft, 50mg-vyvanse, 40mg-protonix, donnatal-4 daily, viokase16-4 daily, 5000-vit. D3, aleve-440mg 4 pain. Could meds damage liver? Were elevated.
Possibly: See your doctor to adjust your regimen as some can cause liver enzymes elevations. ...Read more
Is donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) safe to take while trying to conceive?
What is the difference between Donnatal Elixir and Donnatal tabs? They gave me Donnatal elixir for stomach ulcer pain, would that be ok?
No Difference: One is a liquid form of the medication and one is a tablet form of the same medication. ...Read more
How do donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) and elavil interact with each other?
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)
hyperpyrexia (increased temperature)
the combo can also decrease the efficacy of the elavil (amitriptyline). Please talk with your doc. ...Read more
Does the GI cocktail of donnatal, (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) lidocaine, and almacome need to be kept refrigerated?
Yes: That is best for preservation long term. ...Read more
What is donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine)? I heard it's an optional therapy for ibs.
If you are suspected of having tear in esophagus, it it good idea to take liquid GI cocktail (Donnatal, Mylanta, Lidocane Viscus)?
Consult your GI doc: And esophageal tear is a very serious condition you should consult your primary doctor right the way ...Read more
Will donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) cause serious sleepiness? 26mg for 2 months, no issues till 8pm's lately. Had insomnia for years. Barbits build up in body and do this?
Yes.: Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) is usually prescribe for abdominal cramps, or irritable bowel syndrome. The Phenobarbital portion is a sedative. It may cause drowsiness especially in combo w/ other sedative meds. The atropine, scopolamine and Hyoscyamine drugs decrease muscle spasms in the gut. You should check w/ your dr. ; pharmacist about interactions w/ other drugs. ...Read more
Because Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) has scopolamine in it, does it give you any amnesia like effects? I was given a dose in the ER and now I am worried about side effect
Does swallowing liquid GI cocktail (Lidocane Viscus, Mylanta, Donnatal) coat the Esophagus? Does it obscure plain X-ray view of the Esophagus?
What to do if I'm a 22 year old cancer survivor with 1/3 of my stomach gone. Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) is not helping my symptoms anymore?
Is there any water insoluble component in Mylanta, Donnatal, (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) Viscous Lidocane? Is it harmful if someone with tear in the esophagus swallow them?
Esophageal tear: The term esophageal tear is used to indicate disruption in membrane integrity. It is not a rupture which would be complete tear though out the thickness of the esophageal wall through which particles may leak, during rupture you would be advised to not to take anything by mouth. So with tear it is safe to take these medicines and they are all water soluble. ...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