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Doctor insights on: Phenobarbital And Atropine And Hyoscyamine And Scopolamine

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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. Ira Friedlander
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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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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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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?

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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What are the signs & symptoms of low phenobarbital level?

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 children take scopolamine?

Can children take scopolamine?

Not recommended.: The scopolamine patch is not recommended for use in children. Children are more susceptible to the side effects of the medication which can include pupil dilation, hallucinations, and lazy eye. Scopolamine hydrobromide, the injected form, may be used in children at reduced doses, but that’s not the form we uses on ourselves as patients, and it’s no longer available in the U.S. ...Read more

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Why was phenobarbital used as one of the drugs for encephalitis?

Why was phenobarbital used as one of the drugs for encephalitis?

Sedation and seizure: Phenobarb was used as a way to comtrol seizure and sedate . Peaple with encephalitis many time are very agitated and may risk seizures there is not much use today but it was used in the past successfully. Our area dosen't see this use anymorelike we used to. ...Read more

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What can I do about a hyoscyamine?

What can I do about a hyoscyamine?

What's your question: Hyoscyamine is a drug that is typically prescribed to relax smooth muscle. Many irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) patients derive some benefit from this medication. What question do you have about this agent? ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Hyoscyamine (Definition)

Hyoscyamine is used to treat a variety of stomach and intestinal tract disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, colitis, peptic ulcers, diarrhea, or pancreatitis. Hyoscyamine can be used to control bed wetting and urination, or to prevent motion sickness, treat parkinson's disease, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and poisonings from ...Read more