Gardenal 60 mg Tablet

Prescription Required


Uses of Gardenal Tablet

Gardenal 60 mg Tablet is used in Epilepsy/Seizures.

Gardenal Tablet side effects

  • Drowsiness
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vertigo
  • Diarrhoea

How to use Gardenal Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gardenal 60 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Gardenal Tablet works

Gardenal 60 mg Tablet 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.

Gardenal Tablet related warnings

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gardenal 60 mg Tablet 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.
Gardenal 60 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Baby should be monitored for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.
Gardenal 60 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Gardenal 60 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Gardenal 60 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Gardenal 60 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Gardenal 60 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Gardenal 60 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Gardenal 60 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gardenal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Norma, Cizonil
Brand(s): Grisofal, Grisgeo
Brand(s): Itraspan, Itzo, Canzit
Brand(s): Clorocin, Vecol
Brand(s): Imirise, Imikon
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred, Catapred
Brand(s): R Zep
Brand(s): Stacort
Brand(s): Stoin, Marantin

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Gardenal

Suffering 4M Epilepsy Take Medicine Gardenal 60mg 1.5 tab. & Eptoin 100 Mg 3 tab 4 Last 5 or 6 years what is the side effects And how many time to take medicine
Dr. Ambrish Dharmadhikari
Mental Wellness
Medications can be stopped after cessation of seizure of episode for continuous two years. And two consecutive EEG being normal space out of 1 year.Side effects you can check from our app.
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Q. What is Gardenal used for?
Gardenal 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 Gardenal sodium?
Gardenal sodium is one of the salt forms of Gardenal and is used for the same indications
Q. How does Gardenal work?
Gardenal 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 Gardenal a controlled drug?
Gardenal is a controlled drug
Q. What is Gardenal syrup?
Gardenal is available as tablet and syrup form for use.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 7th Nov 2017.
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