Barbitoin 30 Mg/100 Mg Tablet

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Barbitoin 30 Mg/100 Mg Tablet

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Barbitoin Information

Barbitoin is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Epilepsy, Seizures. Other than this, Barbitoin has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The correct dosage of Barbitoin depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Barbitoin also has some side effects, the most common being Vertigo, Double Vision. While these are the most often observed Barbitoin side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Barbitoin go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Barbitoin's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Moderate while nursing. Warnings related to Barbitoin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Barbitoin can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Barbitoin in conditions like Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate), Respiratory Depression, Liver Disease. The section on Barbitoin contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Barbitoin with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Barbitoin, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.

  1. Barbitoin Benefits & Uses
  2. Barbitoin Dosage & How to Take
  3. Barbitoin Side Effects
  4. Barbitoin Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Barbitoin with Other Drugs
  6. Barbitoin Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Barbitoin
  8. Barbitoin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Barbitoin Benefits & Uses

Barbitoin is used to treat the following -

  1. Epilepsy Primary
  2. Epilepsy
  3. Insomnia
  4. Panic Attack and Disorder
  5. Arrhythmia
  6. Seizures Primary

Barbitoin Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Barbitoin


Barbitoin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Barbitoin is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Skin Rash Moderate
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Vertigo Common
  6. Depression Moderate
  7. Constipation Moderate
  8. Photosensitivity
  9. Bronchospasm
  10. Angioedema Moderate
  11. Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movement)
  12. Double Vision
  13. Anemia Rare
  14. Peripheral Neuropathy Rare
  15. Paresthesia
  16. Insomnia Mild
  17. Dizziness Mild
  18. Tremor
  19. Headache Mild
  20. Low energy
  21. Nervousness
  22. Unusual facial expression
  23. Unsteadiness

Barbitoin Related Warnings

Is the use of Barbitoin safe for pregnant women?

Barbitoin should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

Is the use of Barbitoin safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Barbitoin. If you see any side effects, stop taking Barbitoin immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Barbitoin again, only after your doctor's advice.

What is the effect of Barbitoin on the Kidneys?

Barbitoin has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

What is the effect of Barbitoin on the Liver?

Side effects of Barbitoin rarely affect the liver.

What is the effect of Barbitoin on the Heart?

Barbitoin may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

Severe Interaction of Barbitoin with Other Drugs

Barbitoin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Barbitoin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Barbitoin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Allergy
  2. Depression
  3. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
  4. Respiratory Depression
  5. Liver Disease
  6. Porphyria
  7. Heart Disease
  8. Depression
  9. Suicidal Tendency
  10. Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
  11. Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
  12. Liver Disease
  13. Kidney Disease
  14. Heart Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Barbitoin

Is this Barbitoin habit forming or addictive?

Barbitoin does not cause addiction.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Barbitoin can make you feel drowsy.

Is it safe?

Barbitoin is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, taking Barbitoin can treat mental disorders.

Barbitoin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Barbitoin

Using Barbitoin with some foods may lead to harmful effects. Take your doctor's advice on this.

Interaction between Alcohol and Barbitoin

Consuming Barbitoin with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

Barbitoin FAQs

Question almost 2 years ago

Can I take Barbitoin without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

No, Barbitoin is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this drug without a doctor's recommendation.

Question about 2 years ago

What is Barbitoin?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Barbitoin is a brand name of phenobarbital (Phenobarbitone) and it comes in form of a tablet, injection, syrup, and oral drops. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of drugs known as barbiturates (sedative & hypnotic). It is used mainly for the treatment of seizures and epilepsy. It is also used for the treatment of insomnia (sleeplessness). It is used off-label in the management of hyperbilirubinemia (high levels of bilirubin in the blood).

Question about 2 years ago

Can I discontinue Barbitoin on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

No, Barbitoin should not be discontinued without doctors advice because sudden discontinuation of this drug can cause withdrawal symptoms. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question almost 2 years ago

How long can I safely take Barbitoin?

Dr. Faisal Mukhtar MBBS, PG Dip, DNB , Ophthalmology

The duration of treatment might vary depending upon the patient's medical condition. You are advised to take it as per your doctor's advice. Do not take it longer than prescribed by your doctor to avoid unpleasant side effects.

Question almost 2 years ago

Is Barbitoin safe to use?

Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Yes, Barbitoin is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, some side effects have been observed at regular doses these are drowsiness, nausea, and vomiting. Do not hesitate to inform your doctor if you are facing any of the above.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience


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