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Doctor insights on: Is Phenobarbital Safe For Humans

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Is it safe to take phenobarbital while pregnant?

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

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How old does belladonna/phenobarbital have to be before it is not safe to use?

Best.Read Expiration: It is always best to use medication before its expiration date listed on the prescription. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take phenobarbital while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take phenobarbital while pregnant or breastfeeding?

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 more

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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!

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!

Is your: Bilirubin high or do you just think your eyes look yellow? The supplements you mention are safe with phenobarbital but really won't change the color of yor eyes. If they are abnormally yellow go to the doctor ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) safe to take while trying to conceive?

Is donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) safe to take while trying to conceive?

Probably not: This drug is a class c drug for pregnancy. 'animal studies show adverse fetal effect(s) but no controlled human studies or no animal or human studies; weigh possible fetal risk vs. Maternal benefit; see pkg insert for drug-specific recs. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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What are the signs & symptoms of low phenobarbital level?

What are the signs & symptoms of low phenobarbital level?

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

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Why is the price of phenobarbital keep going up in price?

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