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Emgard Information

Emgard Benefits & Uses

Emgard is used to treat the following -

  1. Epilepsy Primary
  2. Epilepsy
  3. Insomnia

Emgard 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 Emgard


Emgard Side Effects

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

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Skin Rash Moderate
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Diarrhoea
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  6. Depression Moderate
  7. Constipation Moderate
  8. Photosensitivity
  9. Bronchospasm
  10. Angioedema Moderate

Emgard Related Warnings

Is the use of Emgard safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Emgard. If you also feel the same, then discontinue it and start only on doctor advice.


Is the use of Emgard safe during breastfeeding?

Emgard should not be taken without first taking your doctor's advice, as it may severe side effects for breastfeeding women.


What is the effect of Emgard on the Kidneys?

Emgard is rarely harmful for [Organ].


What is the effect of Emgard on the Liver?

Emgard is rarely harmful for [Organ].


What is the effect of Emgard on the Heart?

Emgard is rarely harmful for [Organ].


Severe Interaction of Emgard with Other Drugs

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

Emgard Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Emgard 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

Frequently asked Questions about Emgard

Is this Emgard habit forming or addictive?

Yes, Emgard has been known to be addictive. Take it only as your doctor's recommendation.

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

After taking Emgard, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine. It can be dangerous, as Emgard can make you drowsy.

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Is it safe?

Yes, but take Emgard only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, in many cases, taking Emgard can help with mental disorders.

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Emgard Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Emgard

Taking Emgard with food does not cause any problem.


Interaction between Alcohol and Emgard

Taking Emgard with alcohol can have severe harmful effects on your health.


Emgard से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल 9 months पहले

Can Emgard cause liver damage?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS, General Physician

Rarely, Emgard causes liver damage (hepatotoxicity) if this drug is taken in higher doses. This effect is reversible in nature and the normal function of the liver is restored after discontinuation of this drug.

सवाल about 1 year पहले

What is Emgard?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS, Other

Emgard 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).

सवाल about 1 month पहले

Can I take clonazepam and Emgard together?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS, Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

No, Emgard should not be taken with clonazepam. Taking these drugs together is more likely to increases the sedative (drowsiness) effect. Hence, you are advised to avoid taking them together.

सवाल about 1 year पहले

How to take Emgard?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS, General Physician

Take Emgard as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food because the presence of food does not affect the absorption of this drug. Precautions must be taken in patients with depression, respiratory disease, and improper liver or kidney function.

सवाल 5 months पहले

Is Emgard addictive?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS, General Physician

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

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Md Saadullah
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