Label: DONNATAL- phenobarbital, hyoscyamine sulfate, atropine sulfate, scopolamine hydrobromide elixir

  • NDC Code(s): 59212-422-04, 59212-422-10, 59212-422-16, 59212-423-04, view more
    59212-423-10, 59212-423-16
  • Packager: Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Category: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL
  • DEA Schedule: CIV
  • Marketing Status: unapproved drug other

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  • DESCRIPTION

    Donnatal® Elixir - Grape

    Each 5 mL (teaspoonful) of elixir (alcohol not more than 23.8%) contains:

    Phenobarbital, USP.............................. 16.2 mg
    Hyoscyamine Sulfate, USP............... 0.1037 mg
    Atropine Sulfate, USP...................... 0.0194 mg
    Scopolamine Hydrobromide, USP.... 0.0065 mg

    Inactive Ingredients

    Purified Water, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Ethyl Alcohol, Sucrose, Saccharin Sodium, Artificial and Natural Grape Flavor, FD&C Red #3, and FD&C Blue #1.

  • DESCRIPTION

    Donnatal® Elixir - Mint

    Each 5 mL (teaspoonful) of elixir (alcohol not more than 23.8%) contains:

    Phenobarbital, USP.............................. 16.2 mg
    Hyoscyamine Sulfate, USP............... 0.1037 mg
    Atropine Sulfate, USP...................... 0.0194 mg
    Scopolamine Hydrobromide, USP.... 0.0065 mg

    Inactive Ingredients

    Purified Water, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Ethyl Alcohol, Sucrose, Saccharin Sodium, Natural Mint Flavor, FD&C Yellow #5, and FD&C Blue #1.

  • CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

    This drug combination provides natural belladonna alkaloids in a specific, fixed ratio combined with phenobarbital to provide peripheral anticholinergic/antispasmodic action and mild sedation.

  • INDICATIONS AND USAGE

    Based on a review of this drug by the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council and/or other information, FDA has classified the indications as follows: "Possibly" effective: For use as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (irritable colon, spastic colon, mucous colitis) and acute enterocolitis.

    May also be useful as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of duodenal ulcer.

    Final classification of the less-than-effective indications requires further investigation.

    IT HAS NOT BEEN SHOWN CONCLUSIVELY WHETHER ANTICHOLINERGIC/ANTISPASMODIC DRUGS AID IN THE HEALING OF A DUODENAL ULCER, DECREASE THE RATE OF RECURRENCES OR PREVENT COMPLICATIONS.
  • CONTRAINDICATIONS

    • glaucoma;
    • obstructive uropathy (for example, bladder neck obstruction due to prostatic hypertrophy);
    • obstructive disease of the gastrointestinal tract (as in achalasia, pyloroduodenal stenosis, etc.);
    • paralytic ileus, intestinal atony of the elderly or debilitated patient;
    • unstable cardiovascular status in acute hemorrhage;
    • severe ulcerative colitis especially if complicated by toxic megacolon;
    • myasthenia gravis;
    • hiatal hernia associated with reflux esophagitis;
    • in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.

    Phenobarbital is contraindicated in acute intermittent porphyria and in those patients in whom phenobarbital produces restlessness and/or excitement.

  • WARNINGS

    Donnatal® Elixir can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman. Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Donnatal® Elixir. If this drug is used during pregnancy, or if the patient becomes pregnant while taking this drug, the patient should be apprised of the potential hazard to the fetus.

    In the presence of a high environmental temperature, heat prostration can occur with belladonna alkaloids (fever and heatstroke due to decreased sweating).

    Diarrhea may be an early symptom of incomplete intestinal obstruction, especially in patients with ileostomy or colostomy. In this instance, treatment with this drug would be inappropriate and possibly harmful.

    Donnatal® Elixir may produce drowsiness or blurred vision. The patient should be warned, should these occur, not to engage in activities requiring mental alertness, such as operating a motor vehicle or other machinery, and not to perform hazardous work.

    Phenobarbital may decrease the effect of anticoagulants, and necessitate larger doses of the anticoagulant for optimal effect. When the phenobarbital is discontinued, the dose of the anticoagulant may have to be decreased.

    Phenobarbital may be habit forming and should not be administered to individuals known to be addiction prone or to those with a history of physical and/or psychological dependence upon drugs.

    Since barbiturates are metabolized in the liver, they should be used with caution and initial doses should be small in patients with hepatic dysfunction.

  • PRECAUTIONS

    General

    Use with caution in patients with:

    • autonomic neuropathy
    • hepatic or renal disease
    • hyperthyroidism
    • coronary heart disease
    • congestive heart failure
    • cardiac arrhythmias
    • tachycardia
    • hypertension

    Belladonna alkaloids may produce a delay in gastric emptying (antral stasis) which would complicate the management of gastric ulcer.

    Do not rely on the use of the drug in the presence of complication of biliary tract disease.

    Theoretically, with overdosage, a curare-like action may occur.

    Donnatal® Elixir – Mint contains FD&C Yellow No. 5 (tartrazine) which may cause allergic-type reactions (including bronchial asthma) in certain susceptible persons. Although the overall incidence of FD&C Yellow No. 5 (tartrazine) sensitivity in the general population is low, it is frequently seen in patients who also have aspirin hypersensitivity.

    Information for Patients

    Donnatal® Elixir may produce drowsiness or blurred vision. The patient should be warned, should these occur, not to engage in activities requiring mental alertness, such as operating a motor vehicle or other machinery, and not to perform hazardous work.

    Drug Interactions

    Phenobarbital may decrease the effect of anticoagulants, and necessitate larger doses of the anticoagulant for optimal effect. When the phenobarbital is discontinued, the dose of the anticoagulant may have to be decreased.

    Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility

    Long-term studies in animals have not been performed to evaluate carcinogenic potential.

    Pregnancy

    Animal reproduction studies have not been conducted with Donnatal® Elixir. There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (see WARNINGS).

    Nursing Mothers

    It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when Donnatal® Elixir is administered to a nursing woman.

    Geriatric Use

    Elderly patients may react with symptoms of excitement, agitation, drowsiness, and other untoward manifestations to even small doses of the drug.

  • ADVERSE REACTIONS

    Adverse reactions may include xerostomia; urinary hesitancy and retention; blurred vision; tachycardia; palpitation; mydriasis; cycloplegia; increased ocular tension; loss of taste sense; headache; nervousness; drowsiness; weakness; dizziness; insomnia; nausea; vomiting; impotence; suppression of lactation; constipation; bloated feeling; musculoskeletal pain; severe allergic reaction or drug idiosyncrasies, including anaphylaxis, urticaria, and other dermal manifestations; and decreased sweating.

      

    Acquired hypersensitivity to barbiturates consists chiefly in allergic reactions that occur especially in persons who tend to have asthma, urticaria, angioedema, and similar conditions. Hypersensitivity reactions in this category include localized swelling, particularly of the eyelids, cheeks, or lips, and erythematous dermatitis. Rarely, exfoliative dermatitis (e.g. Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis) may be caused by phenobarbital and can prove fatal. The skin eruption may be associated with fever, delirium, and marked degenerative changes in the liver and other parenchymatous organs. In a few cases, megaloblastic anemia has been associated with the chronic use of phenobarbital.

      

    Phenobarbital may produce excitement in some patients, rather than a sedative effect.


    To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Concordia Pharmaceuticals at 1-877-370-1142 or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.


  • DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

    Abuse

    Phenobarbital may be habit forming and should not be administered to individuals known to be addiction prone or to those with a history of physical and/or psychological dependence upon drugs (see WARNINGS).

    Dependence

    In patients habituated to barbiturates, abrupt withdrawal may produce delirium or convulsions.

  • OVERDOSAGE

    The signs and symptoms of overdose are headache, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, dilated pupils, hot and dry skin, dizziness, dryness of the mouth, difficulty in swallowing, and CNS stimulation. Treatment should consist of gastric lavage, emetics, and activated charcoal. If indicated, parenteral cholinergic agents such as physostigmine or bethanechol chloride should be used.

  • DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

    The dosage of Donnatal® Elixir should be adjusted to the needs of the individual patient to assure symptomatic control with a minimum of adverse effects.

    Donnatal® Elixir. Adults: One or two teaspoonfuls of elixir three or four times a day according to conditions and severity of symptoms.

    Pediatric patients: may be dosed every 4 to 6 hours. Use a pediatric dosing device or oral syringe to measure the dose.

    Starting Dosage
    Body weightEvery 4 hoursEvery 6 hours
    10 lb. (4.5 kg)0.5 mL0.75 mL
    20 lb. (9.1 kg)1 mL1.5 mL
    30 lb. (13.6 kg)1.5 mL2 mL
    50 lb. (22.7 kg)2.5 mL3.75 mL
    75 lb. (34 kg)3.75 mL5 mL
    100 lb. (45.4 kg)5 mL7.5 mL
  • HOW SUPPLIED

    Donnatal® Elixir - Grape is a purple colored, grape flavored liquid.


    • 4 fl oz (118 mL) bottles- NDC 59212-423-04.
    • 1 Pint (473 mL) bottles- NDC 59212-423-16.

    Donnatal® Elixir - Mint is a green colored, mint flavored liquid.


    • 4 fl oz (118 mL) bottles- NDC 59212-422-04.
    • 1 Pint (473 mL) bottles- NDC 59212-422-16.

    Avoid Freezing

    Store Donnatal® Elixir at 20º- 25ºC (68º - 77ºF) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Protect from light and moisture.

    Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP using a child-resistant closure.

    DEA EXEMPT PRODUCT

    Mfd. for:

    Concordia Pharmaceuticals

    Distributed by:

    Amdipharm Limited

    17 Northwood House

    Dublin 9, Ireland

    Revised:02/20

  • Principal Display Panel - Donnatal Elixir - Grape, 4 oz

    NDC 59212-423-04         4 FL OZ

    Donnatal®
    (Phenobarbital, Hyoscyamine Sulfate, Atropine Sulfate, Scopolamine Hydrobromide)

    Elixir grape flavored

    Each 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) contains:

    Phenobarbital, USP.............................. 16.2 mg
    Hyoscyamine Sulfate, USP............... 0.1037 mg
    Atropine Sulfate, USP...................... 0.0194 mg
    Scopolamine Hydrobromide, USP.... 0.0065 mg

    Alcohol not more than 23.8%

    DO NOT USE IF TAMPER-EVIDENT SEAL UNDER CAP IS BROKEN OR MISSING.

    Rx only

    4oz-grape-bottle-label 

  • Principal Display Panel - Donnatal Elixir - Mint, 4 oz

    NDC 59212-422-04         4 FL OZ

    Donnatal®
    (Phenobarbital, Hyoscyamine Sulfate, Atropine Sulfate, Scopolamine Hydrobromide)

    Elixir mint flavored

    Each 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) contains:

    Phenobarbital, USP.............................. 16.2 mg
    Hyoscyamine Sulfate, USP............... 0.1037 mg
    Atropine Sulfate, USP...................... 0.0194 mg
    Scopolamine Hydrobromide, USP.... 0.0065 mg

    Alcohol not more than 23.8%

    DO NOT USE IF TAMPER-EVIDENT SEAL UNDER CAP IS BROKEN OR MISSING.

    Rx only

    4oz-mint-bottle-label

  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    DONNATAL 
    phenobarbital, hyoscyamine sulfate, atropine sulfate, scopolamine hydrobromide elixir
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:59212-423
    Route of AdministrationORALDEA ScheduleCIV    
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    Phenobarbital (UNII: YQE403BP4D) (Phenobarbital - UNII:YQE403BP4D) Phenobarbital16.2 mg  in 5 mL
    Hyoscyamine sulfate (UNII: F2R8V82B84) (Hyoscyamine - UNII:PX44XO846X) Hyoscyamine sulfate0.1037 mg  in 5 mL
    Atropine sulfate (UNII: 03J5ZE7KA5) (Atropine - UNII:7C0697DR9I) Atropine sulfate0.0194 mg  in 5 mL
    Scopolamine hydrobromide (UNII: 451IFR0GXB) (Scopolamine - UNII:DL48G20X8X) Scopolamine hydrobromide0.0065 mg  in 5 mL
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    Glycerin (UNII: PDC6A3C0OX)  
    alcohol (UNII: 3K9958V90M)  
    water (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)  
    sorbitol (UNII: 506T60A25R)  
    sucrose (UNII: C151H8M554)  
    saccharin sodium (UNII: SB8ZUX40TY)  
    FD&C Blue No. 1 (UNII: H3R47K3TBD)  
    FD&C Red No. 3 (UNII: PN2ZH5LOQY)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColorPURPLEScore    
    ShapeSize
    FlavorGRAPE (Artificial and Natural Grape) Imprint Code
    Contains    
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:59212-423-04118 mL in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product12/30/1980
    2NDC:59212-423-16473 mL in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product12/30/1980
    3NDC:59212-423-1010 mL in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product12/30/1980
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    UNAPPROVED DRUG OTHER12/30/1980
    DONNATAL 
    phenobarbital, hyoscyamine sulfate, atropine sulfate, scopolamine hydrobromide elixir
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:59212-422
    Route of AdministrationORALDEA ScheduleCIV    
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    Phenobarbital (UNII: YQE403BP4D) (Phenobarbital - UNII:YQE403BP4D) Phenobarbital16.2 mg  in 5 mL
    Hyoscyamine sulfate (UNII: F2R8V82B84) (Hyoscyamine - UNII:PX44XO846X) Hyoscyamine sulfate0.1037 mg  in 5 mL
    Atropine sulfate (UNII: 03J5ZE7KA5) (Atropine - UNII:7C0697DR9I) Atropine sulfate0.0194 mg  in 5 mL
    Scopolamine hydrobromide (UNII: 451IFR0GXB) (Scopolamine - UNII:DL48G20X8X) Scopolamine hydrobromide0.0065 mg  in 5 mL
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    Glycerin (UNII: PDC6A3C0OX)  
    alcohol (UNII: 3K9958V90M)  
    water (UNII: 059QF0KO0R)  
    sorbitol (UNII: 506T60A25R)  
    sucrose (UNII: C151H8M554)  
    saccharin sodium (UNII: SB8ZUX40TY)  
    FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (UNII: I753WB2F1M)  
    FD&C BLUE NO. 1 (UNII: H3R47K3TBD)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColorGREENScore    
    ShapeSize
    FlavorMINT (Natural mint) Imprint Code
    Contains    
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:59212-422-04118 mL in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product12/30/1980
    2NDC:59212-422-16473 mL in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product12/30/1980
    3NDC:59212-422-1010 mL in 1 BOTTLE; Type 0: Not a Combination Product12/30/1980
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    UNAPPROVED DRUG OTHER12/30/1980
    Labeler - Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (815240092)