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Doctor insights on: Phenobarbital Belladonna And Ergotamine Medication

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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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A child had 3 febrile seizure started phenobarbital when he's 1yr, after a year of medication no seizure episode and EEG normal. When 2 stop taking PB?

A child had 3 febrile seizure started phenobarbital when he's 1yr, after a year of medication no seizure episode and EEG normal. When 2 stop taking PB?

Under supervision!: Factors you should consider include your child's overall health, his immunization status, how old he was when he had his last seizure and how certain his doctor is that these were truly febrile seizures. If you get the "go ahead", I recommend tapering the PB over 1-2 weeks, while watching out for signs of infection or unusual behavior and being prepared to treat a fever quickly if one develops. ...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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If you're allergic to a drug have a drug allergy can you outgrow it as you get older for instance I'm allergic to phenobarbital?

If you're allergic to a drug have a drug allergy can you outgrow it as you get older for instance I'm allergic to phenobarbital?

Maybe: There are some allergies that resolve as you grow older. For instance some people can get improvement in their response to certain medications as they get older, or further away from the initial exposure. This may be due to a calming of the inflammatory response as you age. However, if you were my patient I would not give you a medication that you were allergic to as the risk is too high. ...Read more

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What are the two steps for documenting chloral hydrate, Valium and phenobarbital control drugs?

What are the two steps for documenting chloral hydrate, Valium and phenobarbital control drugs?

More than 2 steps: Perhaps a pharmacist can chime in, but I believe that there are multiple governing bodies that require documentation of dispensation of controlled substance, including the dea, state-level agencies (e.g. Hawaii has a narcotics enforcement division), state pharmacy boards, etc. Pharmacies may also have their own internal requirements. I doubt this can be distilled down to "two steps.". ...Read more

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(i know its dangerous) but can puting someone into an alcohol induced coma stop a protracted siezure as with a drug induced coma such as phenobarbital?

(i know its dangerous) but can puting someone into an alcohol induced coma stop a protracted siezure as with a drug induced coma such as phenobarbital?

Absolutely NO!!: I hope this is not something you were thinking of trying on your own to someone you know who has a problem with seizures-- don't ever try to administer alcohol to someone who is having a true seizure--if someone is having a seizure, call 911 and let professionals treat them. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for migren? Now I use dihydro ergotamine. And I tried lots of other migren drugs.

Is there any cure for migren? Now I use dihydro ergotamine. And I tried lots of other migren drugs.

Migraine: Migraine headache is a chronic disorder, it occurrs in a person who has a tendency and predispose to it, it is a reaction of the stress that the person is exposed to, most of those person they have a specific personality, anxious and tende to perfectionism.
No absolute cure but it can decrease in frequency and severity depends on stress and how to deal with stress in the life. ...Read more

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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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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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Hypothetically (although dangerous) can an alcohol induced coma stop a seizure like a coma other sedative drugs such as phenobarbital or propofol?

Hypothetically (although dangerous) can an alcohol induced coma stop a seizure like a coma other sedative drugs such as phenobarbital or propofol?

Not reliably: If the seizure is for sure due to alcohol withdrawal, this may be possible -- but the amount needed may kill the person first. I'm sure you've heard of death from alcohol poisoning. There are many other possible causes for seizures, and alcohol-induced coma is not the way to treat those either. ...Read more

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Extreme paranoia, auditory hallucinations. Molested as child by step father, abandoned by blood father, daughter recently raped. Drugs: More Adderall than prescribed, cannibus, Phenobarbital. She wants help, what type of places should I look into?

Extreme paranoia, auditory hallucinations. Molested as child by step father, abandoned by blood father, daughter recently raped. Drugs: More Adderall than prescribed, cannibus, Phenobarbital. She wants help, what type of places should I look into?

Inpatient care: It sounds like an intensive inpatient behavioral setting would be best. Horrible recent assault in context of a tragic family of origin with active psychotic symptoms. She needs a therapeutic setting where she is & feels safe & supported. ...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 you tell me about beer and barb and phenobarbitals?

Don't understand?: Barbiturates are older sedatives that are very dangerous and are no longer widely used, since they have severe addiction/overdose risk. Phenobarbital is still a useful drug in treating seizures and a few other neurological conditions, and butabital is used in migraine medication. They do not mix with alcohol, whether beer or any other form, and the combination is very dangerous and can kill you. ...Read more

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Could 640 mg of phenobarbital plus an 8.4 ounce redbull kill you?

WHY are you asking?: 640 mg of Phenobarbital alone (the red bull wouldn't have any influence) can be a lethal dose. If you are thinking of hurting yourself, please get help immediately. There are suicide hotlines (check out Samaritans for your local number), and you can go to any ER or urgent care center, or call your doctor or psychiatrist. A? like this can be a call for help, and I urge you to find some right away. ...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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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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Can ergotamine tartrate cause rebound headache?

Can ergotamine tartrate cause rebound headache?

Probably: Although rebound headaches are more common from medicines like nsaids (motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc), it is possible to get rebound headaches from many things, even caffeine. Slowly backing off of medications is user a safer bet. ...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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What is meant by a luminal (phenobarbital) type cancer/tumor?

What is meant by a luminal (phenobarbital) type cancer/tumor?

Subtype of cancer: If you are talking about breast cancer- a luminal (phenobarbital) cancer is a subtype of breast cancer, the name "luminal (phenobarbital)" derives from similarity in expression between these tumors and the luminal (phenobarbital) epithelium of the breast. These are the most common subtypes, make up the majority of er-positive breast cancer, and are characterized by expression of er, pr. ...Read more

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Can a person die from a cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) overdose?

Can a person die from a cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) overdose?

YES: It is contraindicated inpatients with hpn or CAD due to side effects. Cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) overdose can kill a person. ...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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What is the definition or description of: cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) overdose?

See below: Cafergot is a medication that is a combination of ergotamine and caffeine. It is commonly used for the treatment of migraine headaches. An overdose is the ingestion of greater than the suggested amount of a substance. Symptoms of Cafergot overdose may include nausea, vomiting, numbness in fingers or toes, confusion, and in rare cases death. Prompt medical care is essential if overdose occurs. ...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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I have IBS but nothing works for me. I purchased 25 phenobarbital pills (100 mg each). Can I use this for the pain of IBS?

I have IBS but nothing works for me. I purchased 25 phenobarbital pills (100 mg each). Can I use this for the pain of IBS?

Does not work: Phenobarbital is a sedative and can only put you to sleep and drowsy during daytime. It is often used for convulsions also. It does not work for IBS. Please talk to your doctor to try some of the newer medicines and see if they work. IBS is a difficult condition to treat and often requires trial of different medicines to find out which one works the best for you. YUo need to have patience. ...Read more

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Why is the price of phenobarbital keep going up in price?

It is?: Hey, maybe that is why more folks are getting their drugs from canada. Phenobarb is an ancient drug and generic to boot, and should cost pennies at most. Shop around. We have entrepreneurs in the drugstores, and best to save your hard earned dollars in this day and age. ...Read more