Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Bellatal, Donnatal, D-Tal
Generic Name: belladonna alkaloids and phenobarbital (Pronunciation: BEL a DON a AL ka loids and FEEN oh BAR bi tal)
What is belladonna alkaloids and phenobarbital (Bellatal, Donnatal, D-Tal)?
Phenobarbital is in a group of drugs called barbiturates (bar-BIT-chur-ates). Phenobarbital slows the activity of your brain and nervous system.
Belladonna alkaloids produce many effects in the body, including reduced muscle spasms in the digestive or urinary tract, and reduced fluid secretions from certain glands or organs.
Belladonna alkaloids and phenobarbital may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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What are the possible side effects of belladonna alkaloids and phenobarbital (Bellatal, Donnatal, D-Tal)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about belladonna alkaloids and phenobarbital (Bellatal, Donnatal, D-Tal)?
Phenobarbital may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. This medication should never be shared with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
Do not take this medication together with a potassium supplement unless your doctor has told you to.
Tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by belladonna alkaloids and phenobarbital.
This medication can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication or you could have increased dizziness and drowsiness.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.
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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