Is donnatal phenobarbital?

Is donnatal phenobarbital?

Donnatal is a combination of one barbiturate medication (phenobarbital) and three anticholinergic medications called belladonna alkaloids (hyoscyamine, atropine, and scopolamine).

How much phenobarbital is donnatal?

Donnatal is manufactured for Concordia Pharmaceuticals by IriSys, LLC. It is available as tablets and 5 mL elixir. Active ingredients are listed as: phenobarbital (16.2 mg), hyoscyamine sulfate (0.1037 mg), atropine sulfate (0.0194 mg), and scopolamine hydrobromide (0.0065 mg).

What class of drug is donnatal?

Belladonna alkaloids belong to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics/antispasmodics. Phenobarbital helps to reduce anxiety. It acts on the brain to produce a calming effect.

What is phenobarbital used for?

Phenobarbital is used to control seizures. Phenobarbital is also used to relieve anxiety. It is also used to prevent withdrawal symptoms in people who are dependent (‘addicted’; feel a need to continue taking the medication) on another barbiturate medication and are going to stop taking the medication.

What is a good antispasmodic?

List of Anticholinergics/antispasmodics:

Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Symax Duotab (Pro) Generic name: hyoscyamine 8.7 4 reviews
Pamine Forte Generic name: methscopolamine 6.0 4 reviews
Pamine (Pro) Generic name: methscopolamine 9.0 4 reviews
Belladonna Tincture Generic name: belladonna 7.0 4 reviews

Why is donnatal prescribed?

Donnatal (belladonna alkaloids, phenobarbital) is a combination of an anticholinergic/antispasmodic drug and a barbiturate sedative used to treat abdominal pain, bloating and cramps in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

Is Phenohytro same as donnatal?

BRAND NAMES: Antispasmodic, Donnatal, Phenohytro, Antispasmodic, Donnatal, Librax, Phenohytro, Quadrapax, Quadrapax.

Can you take donnatal everyday?

May be taken with or without food. The dosage is adjusted to the individual patient to assure control of symptoms with a minimum of side effects. The usual doses are 1-2 regular tablets 3 to 4 times daily or 1 extended release tablet every 8 or 12 hours or 5-10 ml of the elixir, 3 or 4 times daily.

Is it safe to take phenobarbital tablets with Donnatal?

You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Donnatal (hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine, and phenobarbital tablets) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What to know about the side effects of Donnatal?

Be careful in hot weather or while being active. Drink lots of fluids to stop fluid loss. If you are 65 or older, use Donnatal (hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine, and phenobarbital tablets) with care. You could have more side effects.

What kind of tablets can you take with Donnatal?

Use Donnatal (hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine, and phenobarbital tablets) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

Who are the health care providers that take Donnatal?

Tell all of your health care providers that you take Donnatal (hyoscyamine, atropine, scopolamine, and phenobarbital tablets). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.