What is Belladonna-phenobarbital?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Donnatal

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Belladonna with phenobarbital is a combination of belladonna alkaloids, containing hyoscyamine, atropine, and scopolamine, and phenobarbital. It is used for adjunct in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, acute enterocolitis, and duodenal ulcer.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Irritable bowel syndrome 9 4
Bowel irritability 4 2
Abdominal cramps 3 1
Support digestive health 2 2
Abdominal pain 1 0
Dizziness 1 1

Show all 11 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
3
Mild
0
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Belladonna-phenobarbital

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 1
Drowsiness 1
Sleepiness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Belladonna-phenobarbital

Dosage Patients
0.0,194mg-0.1,037mg-16.2mg-0.0,065mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Belladonna-phenobarbital

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 3
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 11 patients who've stopped taking Belladonna-phenobarbital

Duration

Currently taking Belladonna-phenobarbital

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Belladonna-phenobarbital

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 4
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Belladonna-phenobarbital and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Alosetron (Lotronex) 1
Hyoscyamine (Levsin) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Belladonna-phenobarbital.