Belladonna has some alkaloids from the dried leaf and blooming tops of Atropa belladonna plant.

This is often used by optometrists to help dilate pupils when examining a patient’s eyes. It is also used as an over – the – counter cream and herbal supplement, according to its commercial availability. It is strongly recommended that you use Belladonna with caution and under doctor’s supervision.

Using this medication properly is a safe medical practice. For small children and infants, this can be very deadly. It is very important to proceed with caution when stocking medicines containing belladonna.

This drug contains two chemicals that are often used for medical purposes. Scopolamine is used to reduce stomach acid and helps prevent nausea and acid reflux. It can also be used to control heart rate and muscle relaxation. The other one is atropine helping to decrease the acid reflux, but less effective than scopolamine in terms of total function in muscle relaxation also in heart rate control. Atropine can also meditate eyes that are dilated or can be used as an antidote or poison insecticide and chemical warfare agents. When both extracted, one or both chemicals with other components can treat various conditions.

It prevents muscarinic receptors from binding in tissues of the body that are located in the gastrointestinal, urinary tract and bronchial smooth muscles, and secretory glands, mostly because of its atropine content. It additionally desensitizes the nerve endings related to pain when applied to the skin.

This drug is used in the following conditions:

  • Smooth muscle spasms
  • Muscular aches and pains

Do not use this drug in people with the following conditions:

    • Glaucoma
    • Bronchial asthma
    • Prostatic hyperplasia
    • Urinary retention
    • Tachycardia
    • Circulatory insufficiency
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Pyloric stenosis
    • Application to face
    • Pregnancy
    • Lactation

Belladonna may have the following side effects:

  • Hypersensitivity reactions
  • Local irritation
  • Dryness of oral mucosa
  • Constipation
  • Acceleration of heart function
  • Accommodation disorder

Take extra caution in patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Constipation
  • Down syndrome
  • Esophageal reflux


Belladonna may interact with the following medicines:

  • Phenothiazines
  • Atenolol
  • Digoxin
  • Thiazide diuretics
  • Cimetidine
  • Levodopa

If you think you have used this drug is more than the usual dosage, please seek medical help immediately. Symptoms of overdose include the following:

  • Reduced sweat
  • Salivary secretions
  • Double vision
  • Photophobia
  • Skin redness
  • Rash
  • Increased body temperature

Available Brands:

Belladonna Alkaloids Tincture

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