Brand NamesBellatal, D-Tal, Donnatal
What is Antispasmodic
Antispasmodic is a combination of phenobarbital and belladonna alkaloids. Phenobarbital belongs to a group of drugs called barbiturates. It 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. The belladonna alkaloids included in this medication include atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine. Antispasmodic is intended to treat irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers in the intestine.
Side effects of Antispasmodic
There is a list of serious side effects caused by this medication:
- hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat;
- painful or difficult urination;
- fast or pounding heartbeats;
- blurred vision with eye pain, or seeing halos around lights;
- feeling like you might pass out;
- mouth sores, red or bleeding gums, or tooth decay (with long-term use).
Less serious side effects may include:
- blurred vision, increased sensitivity to light;
- dry mouth;
- decreased taste sensation;
- decreased sweating or urination;
- headache, dizziness, weakness;
- sleep problems (insomnia);
- nausea, vomiting, constipation, bloating;
- feeling restless or excited;
- impotence, loss of interest in sex, or trouble having an orgasm.
Antispasmodic is intended to treat irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers in the intestine.
You should not use this medication if you have:
- allergy to atropine, hyoscyamine, scopolamine, or phenobarbital;
- enlarged prostate, urination problems;
- a blockage in your intestines or digestive tract;
- a stomach condition called paralytic ileus;
- active bleeding;
- severe ulcerative colitis or toxic megacolon;
- a muscle disorder called myasthenia gravis;
- a hiatal hernia or reflux disease;
- a colostomy or ileostomy;
- liver disease;
- kidney disease;
- a thyroid disorder;
- heart disease, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure;
- a heart rhythm disorder;
- ulcerative colitis or stomach ulcer.
The dose will be determined by your doctor.