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Brand Names: Belladonna Tincture

Generic Name: belladonna (Pronunciation: bell ah DON ah)

What is belladonna (Belladonna Tincture)?

Belladonna is a naturally occurring mixture.

Belladonna produces many effects in the body, including relief from spasms of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestines), the bladder, and the biliary tract. This is helpful in controlling conditions such as colitis, spastic bladder, diverticulitis, infant colic, renal and biliary colic, peptic ulcer, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Belladonna also reduces the secretions of many organs, thereby helping to control conditions such as excessive stomach acid production.

Belladonna is used to treat the rigidity, tremor, excessive salivation, and sweating caused by Parkinson's disease.

Belladonna also is used to treat motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping associated with menstruation, and to reduce nighttime urination.

Belladonna may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of belladonna (Belladonna Tincture)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking belladonna and seek emergency medical attention:

  • an allergic reaction (swelling of your lips, tongue, or face, difficulty breathing, closing of your throat, or hives);
  • an irregular or fast heart rate;
  • a rash or flushing; or
  • eye pain.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take belladonna and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • headache, dizziness, or lightheadedness;
  • weakness or nervousness;
  • blurred vision, large pupils, or sensitivity of the eyes to bright light;
  • nausea, bloating, heartburn, or constipation;
  • changes in taste;
  • difficulty urinating;
  • decreased sweating; or
  • nasal congestion, stuffiness, or a dry mouth.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about belladonna (Belladonna Tincture)?

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Belladonna may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. If you experience dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, avoid these activities.

Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking belladonna.

Avoid becoming overheated in hot weather. Belladonna increases the risk of heat stroke because it causes decreased sweating.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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