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Phenbarb Tablet

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Primary uses of Phenbarb Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Phenbarb Tablet

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Uses of Phenbarb Tablet

Phenbarb Tablet is used in the treatment of epilepsy.
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Phenbarb Tablet side effects

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Vertigo, Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), Double vision, Sleepiness, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Gingival hyperplasia, Softening of bones, Unusual hair growth.

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How to use Phenbarb 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. Phenbarb Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Phenbarb Tablet works

Phenbarb Tablet is a combination of two antiepileptic medicines: Phenobarbitone and Phenytoin. It controls seizures or fits by decreasing the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Phenbarb Tablet

Phenbarb Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Phenbarb Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Phenbarb Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Phenbarb 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Phenbarb 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.
Driving
Phenbarb Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Phenbarb Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Phenbarb Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Phenbarb Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Phenbarb Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

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Substitutes for Phenbarb

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