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Fenobarb

Fenobarb Information

Fenobarb Benefits & Uses

Fenobarb is used to treat the following -

  1. Epilepsy Primary
  2. Epilepsy
  3. Insomnia

Fenobarb 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 Fenobarb

Phenobarbital

Fenobarb Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Fenobarb 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

Fenobarb Related Warnings

Is the use of Fenobarb safe for pregnant women?

Fenobarb may have some side effects during pregnancy. If there is any side effect of Fenobarb during pregnancy, discontinue it immediately. Take medical advice before using it again.

Moderate

Is the use of Fenobarb safe during breastfeeding?

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

Severe

What is the effect of Fenobarb on the Kidneys?

Fenobarb may have mild side effects on the [Organ]. Most people will never see any effect on the [Organ].

Mild

What is the effect of Fenobarb on the Liver?

Fenobarb may have mild side effects on the [Organ]. Most people will never see any effect on the [Organ].

Mild

What is the effect of Fenobarb on the Heart?

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

Mild

Severe Interaction of Fenobarb with Other Drugs

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

Fenobarb Contraindications

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

Is this Fenobarb habit forming or addictive?

Yes, Fenobarb 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?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Fenobarb. So it is best to avoid driving.

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Is it safe?

Yes, but you should take Fenobarb only as per your doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, this Fenobarb works for mental disorders.

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Fenobarb Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Fenobarb

Taking Fenobarb with food is safe.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Fenobarb

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

Severe

Fenobarb से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल 28 days पहले

Can I take clonazepam and Fenobarb together?

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

No, Fenobarb 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 9 months पहले

Can Fenobarb cause liver damage?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS, General Physician

Rarely, Fenobarb 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 8 months पहले

Can Fenobarb help with alcohol withdrawal?

Dr. Prakash kumar MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Fenobarb might help with severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Scientific evidence suggests that Fenobarb in combination with other drugs (benzodiazepines) might help with severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Since it is a prescription drug, you are advised not to take Fenobarb by yourself without consulting a doctor.

सवाल 12 months पहले

Can I discontinue Fenobarb on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS, Other

No, Fenobarb 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.

सवाल 6 months पहले

Does Fenobarb help with anxiety?

Dr. Keshu Lal Damor MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Fenobarb can help with anxiety or tension because it can induce sleep but it is generally not preferred for the treatment of anxiety due to its side effects.

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References

  1. KD Tripathi. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Eighth Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2019