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Phenobarbital Price and Pack Size

Phenobarbital Information

Phenobarbital Benefits & Uses

Phenobarbital is used to treat the following -

  1. Epilepsy Primary
  2. Epilepsy
  3. Insomnia

Phenobarbital 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 Phenobarbital


Phenobarbital Side Effects

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

Phenobarbital Related Warnings

Is the use of Phenobarbital safe for pregnant women?

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


Is the use of Phenobarbital safe during breastfeeding?

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


What is the effect of Phenobarbital on the Kidneys?

Phenobarbital has very mild side effects on the kidney.


What is the effect of Phenobarbital on the Liver?

Side effects of Phenobarbital rarely affect the liver.


What is the effect of Phenobarbital on the Heart?

Phenobarbital is rarely harmful for heart.


Severe Interaction of Phenobarbital with Other Drugs

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

Phenobarbital Contraindications

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

Is this Phenobarbital habit forming or addictive?

Yes, there is a possibility of developing a habit of Phenobarbital. Talk to doctor before taking it.

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

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

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Is it safe?

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

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Phenobarbital has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

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Phenobarbital Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Phenobarbital

Taking Phenobarbital with food does not harm your health.


Interaction between Alcohol and Phenobarbital

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


Phenobarbital से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल 24 days पहले

Does Phenobarbital help with anxiety?

Dr. Keshu Lal Damor MBBS, MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Phenobarbital 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.

सवाल 5 months पहले

Is Phenobarbital safe to use?

Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS, General Surgery

Yes, Phenobarbital 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.

सवाल 4 months पहले

Can Phenobarbital cause liver damage?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS, General Physician

Rarely, Phenobarbital 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

How does Phenobarbital work?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS, General Physician

Phenobarbital contains phenobarbitone which is a sedative & hypnotic agent. It is presumed that Phenobarbital 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 9 months पहले

What is Phenobarbital?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS, Other

Phenobarbital 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).

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