Luminalettes Tablet

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Luminalettes Information

Luminalettes is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Epilepsy. Secondary and off-label uses of Luminalettes have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Luminalettes. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

The side effects typically associated with Luminalettes include Vertigo. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Luminalettes can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Luminalettes are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

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

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate), Respiratory Depression, Liver Disease must refrain from the use of Luminalettes since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Luminalettes contraindications section.

Besides this, Luminalettes may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Luminalettes is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.

  1. Luminalettes Benefits & Uses
  2. Luminalettes Dosage & How to Take
  3. Luminalettes Side Effects
  4. Luminalettes Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Luminalettes with Other Drugs
  6. Luminalettes Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Luminalettes
  8. Luminalettes Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Luminalettes Benefits & Uses

Luminalettes is used to treat the following -

  1. Epilepsy Primary
  2. Epilepsy
  3. Insomnia

Luminalettes Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Luminalettes

Phenobarbital

Luminalettes Side Effects

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

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

Luminalettes Related Warnings

Is the use of Luminalettes safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Luminalettes. It is best to stop taking Luminalettes immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Luminalettes safe during breastfeeding?

Luminalettes should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

Severe

What is the effect of Luminalettes on the Kidneys?

Luminalettes rarely harms the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Luminalettes on the Liver?

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

Mild

What is the effect of Luminalettes on the Heart?

Luminalettes is rarely harmful for the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Luminalettes with Other Drugs

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

Luminalettes Contraindications

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

Is this Luminalettes habit forming or addictive?

Yes, Luminalettes cause dependence in some cases. Talk to your doctor before taking it.

Yes

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

After taking Luminalettes you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

Dangerous

Is it safe?

Yes, Luminalettes is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, Luminalettes is useful in treating mental disorders.

Yes

Luminalettes Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Luminalettes

Taking Luminalettes with food is safe.

Safe

Interaction between Alcohol and Luminalettes

Taking Luminalettes with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

Severe

Luminalettes FAQs

Question over 1 year ago

Does Luminalettes help with pain?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Pulmonology

No, Luminalettes 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).

Question about 2 years ago

What is Luminalettes?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Luminalettes 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).

Question almost 2 years ago

Is Luminalettes safe to use?

Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Yes, Luminalettes 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.

Question about 1 year ago

Can I take clonazepam and Luminalettes together?

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

No, Luminalettes 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.

Question about 2 years ago

How does Luminalettes work?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Luminalettes contains phenobarbitone which is a sedative & hypnotic agent. It is presumed that Luminalettes 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.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

Luminalettes Price and Pack Size

Luminalettes Tablet

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References

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