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Phenobarb 30 mg Tablet

Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Phenobarb 30 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Phenobarb 30 mg Tablet

Seizures, Insomnia
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Medicine Overview of Phenobarb Tablet

Uses of Phenobarb Tablet

Phenobarb 30 mg Tablet is used in seizures and insomnia.

Phenobarb Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of Phenobarb are Drowsiness, Skin rash, Nausea, Vomiting, Vertigo, Diarrhoea.

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.

In Depth Information on Phenobarb Tablet

Expert advice for Phenobarb Tablet

  • 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.
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Phenobarb Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Phenobarb Tablet
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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Phenobarb Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Phenobarbitone

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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Phenobarb with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Phenobarb with Fosaprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Fosaprepitant: Fosaran, Fosaport
Phenobarb with Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Aprepitant: Aprepit, Aprepep
Phenobarb with Disopyramide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Disopyramide: Norpace
Phenobarb with Nimodipine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Nimodipine: Nimpod, Nimocer
Phenobarb with Telbivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Telbivudine: Telbihep, Sebivo
Phenobarb with Pentazocine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pentazocine: Pentawin, Riddof, Pentalab, Nicozocin, Fortstar, Unizocine, Dolowin Old
Phenobarb with Sulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sulpiride: Stride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Cholera Vaccine (Inactivated): Shanchol
Medicines with composition Inactivated Hepatitis A Vaccine (Adsorbed): Avaxim, Havrix, HAVpur Junior
Phenobarb with Zuclopenthixol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zuclopenthixol: Clopixol-Acuphase
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Inactivated influenza vaccine: Ibivac, Vaxigrip, Agrippal S1, Influenza, Nasovac-S, VaxiFlu-S, Influgen, Fluarix, Influvac, Lupienza
Phenobarb with Valproic Acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Valproic Acid: Epsoval, Disoval, Alporate, Valcot, Convulex, Novalept Chrono, Depakene, Ivalp
Phenobarb with Morphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Morphine: Morphitroy, Morcontin, Morcon
Phenobarb with Butorphanol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Butorphanol: Butodol, Butrum
Phenobarb with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Pimoz, Arkazid, Pimide, Mozep, Orap
Phenobarb with Camostat
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Camostat: Camopan
Phenobarb with Tiapride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Tiapride: Tiaprex
Phenobarb with Blonanserin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Phenobarb with Penfluridol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Penfluridol: Penridol, Flurilept
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Human Rabies Immunoglobulin: Berirab P, Kamrab
Phenobarb with Voriconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Voristil, Vhope, Vorifit, Vorzu, Vonfung Ndd, Vorineon
Phenobarb with Fentanyl
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fentanyl: Fent, Trofentyl
Phenobarb with Asenapine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Asenapine: Welenuf, Definium, Asenapt
Phenobarb with Ethylmorphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ethylmorphine: Acidion, Dionindon
Phenobarb with Bupropion
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Bupropion: Bupro, Bupep, Unidep, Zyban, Bulet, Atydep, Ession, Smoquit, Zupion, Bupraset
Phenobarb with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt, Ilopride, Ilosure, Iiosure
Phenobarb with Praziquantel
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Praziquantel: Helminthex
Phenobarb with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Phenobarb with Benidipine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Benidipine: Benikite, Caritec
Phenobarb with Amineptine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Amineptine: Survector
Phenobarb with Oxytetracycline
SERIOUS
Phenobarb with Beclometasone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Beclometasone: Beclate, Becoride
Phenobarb with Paliperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris, Invega Sustenna, Palivega, Palica OD, Palip, Palicalm

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