ergotamine/belladonna/phenobarbital - oral, Bellamine-S, Bellaspas, Beller
GENERIC NAME: ERGOTAMINE/BELLADONNA/PHENOBARBITAL - ORAL (er-GOT-uh-meen/bell-uh-DON-uh/fee-no-BARB-ih-tall)
BRAND NAME(S): Bellamine-S, Bellaspas, Bellergal-S
USES: This medication is used to relieve symptoms related to nervousness and tension. This includes unpleasant menopausal signs (such as hot flashes or flushes, sweats, restlessness, trouble sleeping), heart/blood vessel disorders (such as fast/pounding heartbeat), stomach/intestinal disorders (such as spasms), and throbbing headaches that occur often. Ergotamine and belladonna work by blocking certain chemicals (e.g., acetylcholine) in the nervous system to help relieve these symptoms. Phenobarbital helps to calm and relax the body.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually twice daily (once in the morning and once in the evening) or as directed by your doctor.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.This medication should be taken only as needed. It is not meant for long-term daily use. The maximum dose is 16 tablets in any 7-day period.This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as nausea/vomiting, mental/mood changes, muscle twitching, seizures) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.Rarely, abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction) is possible with this medication. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or use it for a longer time than prescribed. Properly stop the medication when so directed.When used for an extended period, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while being treated with this medication unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit can increase the amount of certain medications in your bloodstream. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
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