hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine and phenobarbital, Donnatal

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GENERIC NAME: hyoscyamine sulfate, atropine sulfate, scopolamine sulfate, and phenobarbital

BRAND NAME: Donnatal, Donnatal Extentabs

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Belladonna/phenobarbital is used in the treatment of abdominal pain, bloating and cramps in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. It is also used in patients with acute inflammation of the stomach and intestines (gastroenteritis) to reduce pain and diarrhea. It is used occasionally as additional therapy in patients with duodenal ulcer.

SIDE EFFECTS: Adverse reactions include:

Caution is advised in patients with glaucoma, myasthenia gravis and urinary obstruction since symptoms of these conditions may worsen with the use of belladonna/phenobarbital. Patients with an unstable cardiac status, severe ulcerative colitis and acute intermittent porphyria should avoid belladonna/phenobarbital. Elderly patients may experience confusion, depression, and excitement even from small doses.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/14/2016



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