Donnatal

Active Ingredient(s): Atropine + Hyoscyamine + Phenobarbital + Scopolamine
Category: Irritable Bowel Syndrome



Donnatal Overview

Donnatal is a proprietary combination medication for the treatment of intestinal cramping due to various causes, often administered as part of a gastrointestinal cocktail.[1] It is classed as an anticholinergic, antispasmodic drug. Donnatal is marketed by PBM Pharmaceuticals. It is available as tablets, capsules, extended release tablets and elixir. Active ingredients are listed as: phenobarbital, atropine and scopolamine. The latter two ingredients are found in plants of th...

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Donnatal ripoff

I have been a pharmacist for 45 years and remember when this medication retailed for twenty dollars for 100 tablets, now one thousand dollars. Something is really wrong here. There's no reason for such an over price for this medicine. Seems like collusion between the FDA and big pharma to ripoff the patient. Don't trust either one. Just another example of greedy pharma. ## A new company has bought out the original mfg. This company thinks it can rip people off by charging ten dollars a pill. Don't let them do this to you. Write your congressman and let them know what this drug company is doing. They prey on very sick people with no care for the patient. ## I have been successfully using Donnatal grape elixir for decades for static esophogeal spasm, and have not been able to ...

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Severe upper abdominal pain / endoscopy

In 2015 while pregnant with twins I started having severe pain mid chest right below my bra line. Being a high risk pregnancy I had weekly sonograms and I mentioned the pain to the doctor thinking it was normal due to my rapidly growing abdomen he had the tech take a look. My gallbladder was completely FULL of stones. I had no option for surgery due to being pregnant. Due to complete placenta previa I knew I was going to have to have a c-section. I had an attack one night and well I really hate hospitals but my dog was extremely in my face he would lick my feet and touch his nose to my forehead. My husband was deployed and I knew I was having an attack but I would get through it. My fur boy was relentless being extremely vocal and knowing I had 2 human beings in my body I went to the ER...

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what is donnatal used to treat

donnatal ## I need this medication for gallstones ## It is most commonly used to treat gastrointestinal spasms. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Bev, has your doctor prescribed any specific medication for you? Are you certain that you have gall stones?

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I Too Have Been Told About No More Generic Donnatel & forget those excerises if you have true IBS they won't do the trick. Please post on here.

Trying to find generic donnatel no luck I live in PA. It is the "only" med that has ever helped me with my IBS, the excerises well to who wrote it good luck.. it does not work. If someone finds the generic pls post it here Thank You !!! ## Hi Care, Based on what I've read, apparently they really did stop making the generic form of Donnatal (Belladonna Alkaloids with Phenobarbital). Some patients might get lucky finding left overs on the shelves of some of those old mom/pop type drug stores or even less popular pharmacies like Rite Aid. But I hear a different company ended up buying out the generic and now only the brand name is said to be available. Have you considered trying the brand name yet? ## When was donnatal exlir I heard from Walgreens said it was not being made any...

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alternative to donnatal

Is there another, less expensive medicine that does the same job as donnatal ## Yes there is a alternate to Donnatal it is a generic brand called Belladonna-Phenobarbital elixer it is a lime green color its thin and it tastes horrible! I also had.severe cotton mouth. U can always add a little karo syrup to it to make it tastes better. ## Thanks so much for your response. ## I use belladonna as an alternative to Donnatal. Mine are capsules and don't taste anything. I know that dry mouth can be a side effect, but it is not bad enough to be unpleasant for me. ## Is there an alternative to donnatal other than belladonna w/phenobarbital. The belladonna is no longer available. Thanks ## I was on Donnatal for 40 years for IBS but it has been discontiued. My Dr. put me on Bentyl and it is w...

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New drugs versus tried and true drugs

I have a question for the FDA and CDC. Drugs like Donnatal which had been on the market before WWII are now considered too dangerous. Many people have taken this drug as prescribed. In fact, I am 65 and took it at age 15 for ulcers with very little side effects. I look at the drugs currently being prescribed and see death, stroke, heart attack, liver failure, pancreatic problems, kidney failure, just to name a few and I have to question whether these drugs are not more deadly than drugs such as Donnatal? I know that any chemical in the human body has some side effects, but how can the side effects of approved drugs be any better than what has been used for years, not to mention the fact that unless a drug is priced to the max -- it doesn't seem to be considered safe. Drugs such as N...

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Donnatal or Bellaspas

For hot flashes or Alternative Treatments? Nonhormonal? ## The FDA is a government agency and they want us to die, that's a no-brainer, to keep our SSI and thin out the population. I've never been so offended by doctors not wanting to write an RX and I'm suffering in pain. The amount is high so you can take bulls*** that doesn't work. None of them do. Matter of fact, if it's not a controlled substance I don't want it. It just doesn't work. They know wtf they are doing and belladonna was way better than donnatal. Freaking con artists. ## I've been prescribed Prozac to help with my perimenopause symptoms, including hot flashes. It doesn't eliminate all of them, but it really does help. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea,...

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Donnatal/Belladona

I've been taking Donnatal and/or Belladona for over 10 years to treat IBS. When it was time for a refill, I was told both the brand name and the generic forms have been taken off the market. I am lost with these meds, that virtually eliminated the discomforts of IBS. ## I'm very sorry that you've run into this problem, it has to be awful to have that happen, when it's the only thing that works. Learn more Donnatal details here. What's been happening recently is due to the FDA crackdowns. There were some medications that remained available on the market, even though they'd never been tested and proven to be effective or safe and they've started to make the companies either do the necessary testing, or remove them from the market. The sad part is, that in spite...

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Hello can someone help me????

I suffer excruciating pain from ibs. I had these pains for over 20 yrs. Now I was taking donnatal phenorbital Belladonna's which now I was told not longer covered its 1,000 for 90 pills for 30 pills 230.00 how is someone on Medicare Medicaid suppose to afford this?? And why they stop making it I have no clue. Now I got no more med. I call my GI and he had only 4 pills as a sample. These people are crazy do they think we are a bank? And the ins. Don't want pay cover for them. I don't understand does anyone know if something else works like donnatal cuz these spasms are not joke when you have ibs its horrifying the other day I had go Er. Yeah then you can give yourself a name drug addict cuz everytime you go the only thing they can do give you shot ativan send you home. Now I ...

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belladona w/phenobarb tab

donnatal ## I went to fill my prescription and my pharmacy said there was a recall and I'm wondering why. I have taken this prescription for 50 yrs. and have had no bad side affects. Can anyone explain why they recalled it? ## I went to fill my prescription and my pharmacy said there was a recall and I'm wondering why. I have taken this prescription for 50 yrs. and have had no bad side affects. Can anyone explain why they recalled it? the drug is Bella-Phenobarb tab ## Removed by FDA. Brand, Donnatal is $1,000.00 for 90 pills and Ins. will not pay for it, as it is not an approved drug for the Insurance List of drugs covered ## Don't know, but here in NY too...there is an organization that will send it to you for free... use your computer skills and type in donnatal....get rx...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Atropine + Hyoscyamine + Phenobarbital + Scopolamine
  • Elixir: Combo
  • Tablet: 0.0582mg + 0.3111mg + 48.6mg + 0.0195mg, Combo
  • Tablet, Extended Release: Combo
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Donnatal: (17 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0179-0088 Donnatal Oral Elixir by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 0179-0132 Donnatal (Atropine Sulfate 0.0194 mg / Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.1037 mg / Phenobarbital 16.2 mg / Scopolamine Hydrobromide 0.0065 mg) Oral Tablet by Kaiser Foundation Hospitals
  • 17856-0423 Donnatal Oral Elixir by Atlantic Biologicals Corps
  • 42254-268 Donnatal (Atropine Sulfate 0.0194 mg / Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.1037 mg / Phenobarbital 16.2 mg / Scopolamine Hydrobromide 0.0065 mg) Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 42291-244 Donnatal Oral Elixir by Avkare, Inc.
  • 42291-245 Donnatal Oral Tablet by Avkare, Inc.
  • 43063-601 Donnatal Oral Tablet by Pd-rx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 50436-0423 Donnatal Oral Elixir by Unit Dose Services
  • 59212-422 Donnatal Oral Elixir by Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 59212-423 Donnatal Oral Elixir by Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 59212-425 Donnatal Oral Tablet by Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 65084-123 Donnatal Oral Tablet by Rxpak Division of Mckesson Corporation
  • 66213-422 Donnatal Oral Elixir by Pbm Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 66213-423 Donnatal Oral Elixir by Pbm Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 66213-425 Donnatal (Atropine Sulfate 0.0194 mg / Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.1037 mg / Phenobarbital 16.2 mg / Scopolamine Hydrobromide 0.0065 mg) Oral Tablet by Pbm Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 66689-063 Donnatal Oral Elixir by Vistapharm, Inc.
  • 68151-0607 Donnatal Oral Tablet by Carilion Materials Management

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Donnatal/Belladona
I've been taking Donnatal and/or Belladona for over 10 years to treat IBS. When it was time for a refill, I was told... 117 replies
Donnatal ripoff
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Donnatal or Bellaspas
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Donnatal Extentabs
What Class drug is this My pharmacy just tripled the cost for 60 capsules to $180 for 60...and I have insurance ## Hi Ma... 2 replies
donnatal replacement
This removal makes no sense to me, as you can still get ( mostly) the liquid mixture! Of course it's much more diffi... 1 reply
what is donnatal used to treat
donnatal ## I need this medication for gallstones ## It is most commonly used to treat gastrointestinal spasms. The FDA ... 2 replies
benadryl,donnatal
Do they use these drugs as a GI cocktail to treat acid refluk? ## I have used a GI cocktail with belladona and donnatol ... 2 replies
Generic for Donnatal
ingrediants for generic drug for Donnatal ## Hello, The drug Donnatal contains the active chemicals Atropine + Hyoscyami... 1 reply
alternative to donnatal
Is there another, less expensive medicine that does the same job as donnatal ## Yes there is a alternate to Donnatal it ... 9 replies
Why Is There A Shortage Of Donnatal Extentabs
Why Is There A Shortage Of Donnatal Extentabs? I am told that there is a back order until June 2013. How is this possibl... 10 replies






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