Generic Name: atropine-hyoscyamine-phenobarbital-scopolamine, Oral tablet

Generic Name:

atropine-hyoscyamine-phenobarbital-scopolamine, Oral tablet

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Highlights for atropine-hyoscyamine-phenobarbital-scopolamine

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ATROPINE; HYOSCYAMINE; PHENOBARBITAL; SCOPOLAMINE (A troe peen; hye oh SYE a meen; fee noe BAR bi tal; skoe POL a meen) is used to treat different bowel problems including irritable bowel syndrome, acute enterocolitis, or duodenal ulcer.
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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atropine-hyoscyamine-phenobarbital-scopolamine Side Effects

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Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • changes in vision
  • fast heartbeat or palpitations
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • anxiety or nervousness
  • constipation
  • dizziness or fainting spells
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • nausea or vomiting
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atropine-hyoscyamine-phenobarbital-scopolamine May Interact with Other Medications

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Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

  • voriconazole

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • cyclosporine
  • female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • medicines for HIV infection like indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, and saquinavir
  • warfarin
Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use atropine-hyoscyamine-phenobarbital-scopolamine

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Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label.

Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • an alcohol or drug abuse problem
  • constipation
  • diarrhea
  • glaucoma
  • heart disease
  • hiatal hernia and esophageal reflux or GERD
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • myasthenia gravis
  • porphyria
  • prostate trouble
  • stomach problems
  • ulcerative colitis
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to atropine; hyoscyamine; phenobarbital; scopolamine, other medicines, lactose, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control.

Avoid extreme heat (e.g., hot tubs, saunas). This medication can cause you to sweat less than normal. Your body temperature could increase to dangerous levels, which may lead to heat stroke.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Keep container tightly closed. Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Last Updated: March 11, 2009

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