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Is Phenobarbital Safe For Humans
No: There are other (e.g. Anxiolytics) medications for that. ...Read more
Would NOT advise: Phenobarbital is clearly teratogenic and can cause midline malformations, especially within the first 6-8 weeks of development. Do not understand, in this day and age, why someone might be taking phenobarbital, but perhaps a vestige of years past. Problem stopping as must be very slow tapering due to risk of withdrawal seizure. ...Read more
Best.Read Expiration: It is always best to use medication before its expiration date listed on the prescription. ...Read more
Yes & no: Phenobarbital is considered a category d drug during pregnancy primarily because of the withdrawal syndrome newborns go through at birth. That said it is less worrisome than some anti-convulsants. Choice to continue should be made in consultation with treating physicians. Use in lactation is relatively safe, yet baby gets about 1/4 of mom's dose & sedation or withdrawal problems can be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SAM E and phenobarbital or tmg for high bilrubin ( gs) (yellow eyes)? Are these safe to take? I have no any other issues. Just yellow eyes!
2 episodes of febrile seizure due to pneumonia (9mons)(1y/o). Is that safe to put on phenobarbital 1/4 gr 2x/day? how long he need to take it?
Febrile seizures: Febrile seizures are not usually treated with preventative medications other than Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin during illness (this can help prevent rapid body temperature fluctuations that trigger the seizure). If an anti-seizure drug was recommended for your child, there may be more going on that simple febrile seizures. Please have a frank discussion with your pediatrician or neurologist. ...Read more
Is donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) safe to take while trying to conceive?
2 episodes of febrile seizure due to pneumonia (9mons)(1y/o).Is that safe to put on phenobarbital 1/4 gr 2x/day? EEG is abnomal.
Phenobarbitol: There is no evidence for a difference in antiepileptic efficacy between phenobarbital and any other compared AED, and also no evidence for absolute efficacy. No proof exists for increases in behavioural adverse effects. In childhood epilepsy studies show no significant differences in behavioural or cognitive adverse effects comparing phenobarb with other antiepileptics. Listen to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Phenobarbital: You would not be measuring Phenobarbital levels unless taking it for a specific condition, like seizure disorder. Your doctor titrates your dose by these levels and by side effects. Your first indicator that your level is "low" might be having a seizure -- so it's best to take your medication consistently and to check levels when your doctor feels it's time to do it. ...Read more
It is?: Hey, maybe that is why more folks are getting their drugs from canada. Phenobarb is an ancient drug and generic to boot, and should cost pennies at most. Shop around. We have entrepreneurs in the drugstores, and best to save your hard earned dollars in this day and age. ...Read more
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