Phenobarb 30 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Phenobarb Tablet

Phenobarb 30 mg Tablet is used in epilepsy/seizures.

Phenobarb Tablet side effects

Common
  • Drowsiness
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Vertigo
  • Diarrhea

How to use Phenobarb 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. Phenobarb 30 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Phenobarb Tablet works

Phenobarb 30 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.

Phenobarb Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Phenobarb 30 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Phenobarb 30 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.
Driving
Phenobarb 30 mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Phenobarb 30 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Phenobarb 30 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Phenobarb 30 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Phenobarb 30 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Phenobarb 30 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Phenobarb 30 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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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 Phenobarb with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Norma, Cizonil
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Grisofal, Grisgeo
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
SERIOUS
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Ranisol, Vepred
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Imirise, Imikon
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Clorocin, Vecol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): R Zep
SERIOUS

FAQs

Q. What is Phenobarb used for?

Phenobarb 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 Phenobarb sodium?

Phenobarb sodium is one of the salt forms of Phenobarb and is used for the same indications

Q. How does Phenobarb work?

Phenobarb 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 Phenobarb a controlled drug?

Phenobarb is a controlled drug

Q. What is Phenobarb syrup?

Phenobarb is available as tablet and syrup form for use.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.
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