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Phenobarb Information

Phenobarb Benefits & Uses

Phenobarb is used to treat the following -

  1. Epilepsy Primary
  2. मिर्गी
  3. Insomnia

Phenobarb 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 Phenobarb


Phenobarb Side Effects

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

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

Phenobarb Related Warnings

Is the use of Phenobarb safe for pregnant women?

Phenobarb may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Phenobarb again without your doctor's advice.


Is the use of Phenobarb safe during breastfeeding?

Phenobarb may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Phenobarb on the Kidneys?

Phenobarb rarely affects the kidneys.


What is the effect of Phenobarb on the Liver?

Side effects of Phenobarb rarely affect the liver.


What is the effect of Phenobarb on the Heart?

Phenobarb has very mild side effects on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Phenobarb with Other Drugs

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

Phenobarb Contraindications

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

Is this Phenobarb habit forming or addictive?

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


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

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


Is it safe?

Yes, but consume Phenobarb only on doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

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


Phenobarb Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Phenobarb

You can take Phenobarb with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Phenobarb

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



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