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GARDENAL 20 MG SYRUP

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MRP: Rs. 56.70 for 1 bottle(s) (100 ML syrup each)
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Composition for GARDENAL

Phenobarbitone(20 mg)

food interaction for GARDENAL

alcohol interaction for GARDENAL

pregnancy interaction for GARDENAL

lactation interaction for GARDENAL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Gardenal 20 mg syrup at a fixed time.
Avoid Gardenal 20 mg syrup with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gardenal 20 mg syrup is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for GARDENAL

Phenobarbitone(20 mg)

Uses

Gardenal 20 mg syrup is used in epilepsy.

How it works

Gardenal 20 mg syrup controls seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Increased sensitivity to light, Drowsiness, Anemia, Bruise, Bleeding, Impaired concentration, Memory impairment, Confusion, Convulsion, Coordination disorder, Decreased blood pressure, Decreased level of thyroid hormones, Depression, Jaundice like symptoms, Fever, Fibroma (benign tumours), Aggression, Hyperactivity, Irritation, Skin peeling, Joint pain, Softening of bones, Sore skin, Sore mouth, Swelling of glands, Inflammation of tendons, Weakness

Common Dosage for GARDENAL 20 MG SYRUP

Patients taking GARDENAL 20 MG SYRUP

  • 38%
    Thrice A Day
  • 38%
    Twice A Day
  • 25%
    Once A Day

SUBSTITUTES for GARDENAL

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for GARDENAL

  • Do not take phenobarbitone if you are allergic to phenobarbitone or any of the other ingredient of the tablet.
  • Doctor’s advice should be considered in case of patients with following history of disease conditions: liver or kidney disease; temporary or chronic pain; mental depression or illness; disorders of pituitary gland or adrenal gland (e.g. pheochromocytoma); breathing problems; or porphyria (disturbance of metabolism that can be seen as disorders of the skin or other organs).
  • Do not take phenobarbitone if you have an addiction to alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Avoid taking phenobarbitone if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or planning to become pregnant.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery immediately after taking phenobarbitone as it may cause drowsiness.

Frequently asked questions for GARDENAL

Phenobarbitone

Q.What is phenobarbitone used for?
Phenobarbitone is used to control seizures in epilepsy patients and is also used to relieve anxiety. It may also be used as a sedative for patients about to undergo surgery; to treat people who are suffering from withdrawal symptoms from addiction to other seizure medication or who are going to stop medication

Q.What is phenobarbitone sodium?
Phenobarbitone sodium is one of the salt forms of phenobarbitone and is used for the same indications

Q.How does phenobarbitone work?
Phenobarbitone belongs to barbiturates. It acts by slowing down the activity of the brai

Q.Is it an enzyme inducer?
It is an enzyme inducer

Q.Is phenobarbitone a controlled drug?
Phenobarbitone is a controlled drug

Q.What is phenobarbitone syrup?
Phenobarbitone is available as tablet and syrup form for use.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)