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Barbitoin Information

Barbitoin Benefits & Uses

Barbitoin is used to treat the following -

Barbitoin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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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 सामान्य
  6. Depression Moderate
  7. Constipation Moderate
  8. Photosensitivity
  9. Bronchospasm
  10. Angioedema Moderate
  11. Nystagmus (Involuntary Eye Movement)
  12. Double Vision
  13. Anemia दुर्लभ
  14. Peripheral Neuropathy दुर्लभ
  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?

Those womens are pregnant, before taking Barbitoin should be consult to doctor. If you don't do same, Then it will cause some serious side effects on your body.

Is the use of Barbitoin safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Barbitoin. Immediately discontinue Barbitoin if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor says it is safe for you.

What is the effect of Barbitoin on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Barbitoin on [Organ] have been reported.

What is the effect of Barbitoin on the Liver?

Barbitoin is rarely harmful for [Organ].

What is the effect of Barbitoin on the Heart?

Barbitoin has very mild side effects on the [Organ].

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?

No, Barbitoin is not habit forming.

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

After taking Barbitoin you may feel sleepy. So it is not safe to undertake these activities.

Is it safe?

" Yes, Barbitoin it is safe but take it after seeking your doctor's advice."

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

The effects of taking Barbitoin with certain food can be serious. Contact your doctor about this.

Interaction between Alcohol and Barbitoin

Taking alcohol with Barbitoin can be dangerous.

Barbitoin से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल 9 months पहले

Does Barbitoin help with pain?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD, Pulmonology

No, Barbitoin does not help with pain because it is not a painkiller. It is a sedative & hypnotic agent which helps in inducing sleep and is used for the treatment of insomnia (sleeplessness).

सवाल about 1 year पहले

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.

सवाल 12 months पहले

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.

सवाल 7 months पहले

Is Barbitoin addictive?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Long-term use of Barbitoin might result in psychological and physiological dependence (addiction). Hence its long-term use should be avoided.

सवाल 11 months पहले

Does Barbitoin cause weight gain?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS, General Surgery

No, Barbitoin does not cause weight gain. It has not been reported by the patients who are taking this drug. Hence, there is no direct association between weight gain and Barbitoin till now.

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