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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Will donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) show up in a drug screen?

Depends: Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) contains phenobarbital which can show up in a drug screen that tests for barbiturates. ...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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Is it possible for all donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) to have phenobarbital in it?

Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine): Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) does have phenobarbital. Have you tried other IBS meds? Tricyclic antidepressants? ...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?

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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What is donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine)? I heard it's an optional therapy for ibs.

What is donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine)? I heard it's an optional therapy for ibs.

Moderate: The active ingredients in donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) have been shown to be more effective than placebo in treating moderately severe symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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If you are suspected of having tear in esophagus, it it good idea to take liquid GI cocktail (Donnatal, Mylanta, Lidocane Viscus)?

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

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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

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Does swallowing liquid GI cocktail (Lidocane Viscus, Mylanta, Donnatal) coat the Esophagus? Does it obscure plain X-ray view of the Esophagus?

Does swallowing liquid GI cocktail (Lidocane Viscus, Mylanta, Donnatal) coat the Esophagus? Does it obscure plain X-ray view of the Esophagus?

It may: The mylanta contains elements that are similar to barium and that will obscur some detail. If there are plans for an upper gastrointestinal study with barium then perhaps reversing the order of the tests will help ...Read more

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For IBS, how much/long should you take meds before going to ER? I have been alternating donnatal & Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) & Motrin & Percocet for abdominal pain.

If your pain is bad: Enough to require percocet, I would see gastroenterologist ASAP. I don't believe percocet is a good drug for IBS, and as you know it is habit forming, and so is librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide). ...Read more

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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

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Donnatal (Definition)

Donnatal is an anti-ulcer agent which is a ...Read more