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Luminal Information

Luminal Benefits & Uses

Luminal is used to treat the following -

  1. Epilepsy Primary
  2. Epilepsy
  3. Insomnia

Luminal 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 Luminal


Luminal Side Effects

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

Luminal Related Warnings

Is the use of Luminal safe for pregnant women?

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


Is the use of Luminal safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may suffer serious consequences after taking Luminal. So don't take this drug without consulting your doctor first, otherwise it may be dangerous for you.


What is the effect of Luminal on the Kidneys?

Luminal is rarely harmful for [Organ].


What is the effect of Luminal on the Liver?

Luminal is rarely harmful for [Organ].


What is the effect of Luminal on the Heart?

Luminal is rarely harmful for [Organ].


Severe Interaction of Luminal with Other Drugs

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

Luminal Contraindications

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

Is this Luminal habit forming or addictive?

You may get addicted to Luminal. Therefore, before taking it, consult your doctor.

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

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

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Is it safe?

Yes, but take Luminal only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, this Luminal works for mental disorders.

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Luminal Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Luminal

You can take Luminal with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Luminal

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


Luminal से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल 3 months पहले

Can I take Luminal with benadryl?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, General Physician

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

सवाल 11 months पहले

Can I take Luminal without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS, Pediatrics

No, Luminal 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.

सवाल 8 months पहले

Can Luminal help with alcohol withdrawal?

Dr. Prakash kumar MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Luminal might help with severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Scientific evidence suggests that Luminal 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 Luminal by yourself without consulting a doctor.

सवाल about 1 year पहले

How does Luminal work?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS, General Physician

Luminal contains phenobarbitone which is a sedative & hypnotic agent. It is presumed that Luminal works by suppressing the abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain through an increase in the activity of a chemical messenger known as GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). It also induces drowsiness or sedation by depressing some parts of the brain such as sensory and motor cortex.

सवाल 5 months पहले

Is Luminal addictive?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS, General Physician

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

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
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