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A 26-year-old female asked:

My child had a siezure disorder, she takes a medicine called phenobarbital 15mg and she takes 1tablet in am and 1 and 1/2 in pm... what is the effect?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Building a buffer: Phenobarbitol works within the brain to increase what you can call a buffer or barrier against the abnormal leakage of energy in the brain that causes a seizure. At proper blood levels this can help avoid events that might occur episodically or due to stress or fever. Do not stop suddenly as a sudden drop in the buffer could bring on an event.
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Last updated Jul 29, 2014

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