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I have been taking Bellaspas since April of this year for hot flashes. I have been having soreness in joints and some leg cramps as well as slight depression. I am only taking one other perscription drug, Amitriptaline. I feel very s...
by Glenda Ellis in Enterprise, Al, 11/07/2006
My primary biliary cirrhosis autoimmune disease is sorta in remission, so I'm wondering if it is ok if I take Bellaspas twice a day? This is the 2nd or 3rd time I've asked, & not ec'd a reply. Thank you! Debbie
by Debbie in 45 miles north of Charlotte, NC, 10/10/2006
Please explain what possible liver damage could be done if I take Bellaspas. I have Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, and need to know whether or not I should take Bellaspas. I hve my blood tested every 6 months. Please respond to: Deboc...
by Debbie in north of Charlotte, NC, 10/10/2006
I have just been prescribed Bellaspas to lessen/hopefully eliminate hot flashes, which wake me up most every night/early morning. I am concerned about your warning for those with liver disease. I am 55 yr wf, who was diagnosed several yrs. ago (1989?)...
by Debbie in North Carolina, just north of Charlotte, NC, 09/28/2006
Bellaspas (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information
Bellaspas (Oral) Medication Classification
ERGOTAMINE/BELLADONNA ALKALOIDS/PHENOBARBITAL (By mouth)
Bellaspas (Oral) Brandname
Bellaspas, Bellamine, Bel-Tabs, Bellamine S, Spastrin
Bellaspas (Oral) is used for the Treatment
Belladonna Alkaloids (bell-a-DON-a AL-ka-loyds), Ergotamine (er-GOT-a-meen), Phenobarbital (fee-noe-BAR-bi-tal) Treats symptoms of menopause (such as hot flashes or sweating), certain stomach problems (such as spasms or cramps), and throbbing headaches.
When To Not Use Bellaspas (Oral)
You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to ergotamine, belladonna alkaloids, or barbiturates. You should not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not take this medicine if you have heart disease, circulation problems, high blood pressure, kidney or liver disease, glaucoma, or porphyria.
How Should You Use Bellaspas (Oral)
- Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
- Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly without first talking with your doctor. You may need to take smaller and smaller doses before stopping completely. If a dose is missed:
- Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
- Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
- You should not use two doses at the same time.
Proper Bellaspas (Oral) Storage
Store Bellaspas (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Bellaspas (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Bellaspas (Oral)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking blood thinners (Coumadin®), antidepressants (such as Elavil®), beta blockers (such as Inderal®), birth control pills, or seizure medicine (such as Dilantin® or Depakene®).
- Avoid drinking alcohol.
- Avoid taking drugs that can make you sleepy such as cold or allergy medicine, sleeping pills, sedatives, muscle relaxants, tranquilizers, or narcotic pain killers while taking this medicine.
- Avoid smoking while you are taking this medicine. Smoking may increase the side effects of this medicine.
Bellaspas (Oral) Warnings
- Check with doctor before taking this medicine if you have asthma or trouble with urination.
- This medicine may be habit-forming, especially if large doses are taken for long periods of time.
- This medicine may cause drowsiness or blurred vision. If it does, avoid driving or using dangerous machinery.
- While taking this medicine, you might become more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures. Dress warmly in cold weather and don't stay outside too long. Avoid becoming overheated during hot weather.
Bellaspas (Oral) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Numb, painful, tingling, or cold hands or feet
- Muscle pain in the arms or legs
- Fast or pounding heartbeat
- Chest pain
- Severe nausea and vomiting
- Trouble urinating If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Dry mouth
- Vision changes such as trouble focusing
- Mild dizziness or drowsiness