Gardenal 30 Tablet (20)

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Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) Information

Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Epilepsy. The alternative uses of Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Gardenal 30 Tablet (20). The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) also has some side effects, the most common being Vertigo. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Gardenal 30 Tablet (20)'s effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. In addition, Gardenal 30 Tablet (20)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate), Respiratory Depression, Liver Disease must refrain from the use of Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug reaction of Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) Benefits & Uses

Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) 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.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 3 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Infant (1 month to 2 years)
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Neonates (0 to 1 month)
  • Disease: Epilepsy
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 4 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) safe for pregnant women?


    Gardenal may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Gardenal, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Gardenal. It should only be taken after medical advice.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) on the Kidneys?


    Gardenal rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Gardenal on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) on the Heart?


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

    Mild


Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Gardenal 30 Tablet (20)

  • Is this Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) habit forming or addictive?


    Yes, Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) cause dependence in some cases. Talk to your doctor before taking it.

    Yes
  • 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 Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

    Yes

Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Gardenal 30 Tablet (20)


    Taking Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Gardenal 30 Tablet (20)


    Taking Gardenal 30 Tablet (20) with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Gardenal 30 Tablet (20)

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Gardenal on my own without doctors advice?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

No, Gardenal 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 over 5 years ago

Can I take Gardenal without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

No, Gardenal 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 over 4 years ago

Is Gardenal a benzo?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

No, Gardenal is not a benzo (benzodiazepine). It belongs to the class of drug known as barbiturates and it is mainly used for the prevention of seizures and insomnia.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Gardenal cause weight gain?

Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

No, Gardenal 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 Gardenal till now.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Gardenal help with anxiety?

Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Yes, Gardenal 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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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 85-87

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