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ergotamine/belladonna/phenobarbital - oral, Bellamine-S, Bellaspas, Beller (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to phenobarbital, ergotamine, or belladonna; or to other ergot alkaloids (e.g., dihydroergotamine); or to other barbiturates (e.g., pentobarbital); or to other belladonna alkaloids (e.g., atropine); or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: blood circulation disease (e.g., peripheral vascular disease such as arteriosclerosis, thrombophlebitis, Raynaud's disease), uncontrolled high blood pressure, nutrient deficiency (malnutrition), heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., coronary artery disease, stroke, recent heart attack), liver disease, kidney disease, severe infection, severe itching, severe breathing problems, a certain eye disease (glaucoma), a certain enzyme disorder (porphyria).Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure (controlled), trouble urinating, lung disease (e.g., asthma), drug/alcohol abuse, mental/mood disorders (e.g., depression, history of suicide attempt), uncontrolled pain, myasthenia gravis, stomach/esophagus problems (e.g., ulcers, GERD), seizures, bowel disease/infection (e.g., paralytic ileus), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.This medication can decrease sweating. To prevent heatstroke, avoid becoming overheated in hot weather, in saunas, and during exercise/other strenuous activities.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.This medication may harm an unborn baby. Therefore, it must not be used during pregnancy. It is recommended that men and women use two effective forms of birth control (e.g., condoms, diaphragms with spermicide) while taking this medication. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss reliable forms of birth control. (See also Drug Interactions.)This drug may pass into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. This medication may also slow or stop milk production. Therefore, women must not breast-feed while using this drug. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.



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