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Im sorry to ask that question, what i mean to say is the weight of my daughter is 5.9 kilos and what is the maximum of phenobarbital for her?

Im sorry to ask that question, what i mean to say is the weight of my daughter is 5.9 kilos and what is the maximum of phenobarbital for her?

Med Dosing: Phenobarbital is a very complicated medication which needs monitoring. Please contact the physician who prescribed the med to you for proper dosing. ...Read more

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What would happen if someone took 600mg of phenobarbital?

What would happen if someone took 600mg of phenobarbital?

Depends: The indication for the medicine is important. Probably nothing will happen if it's being given to get seizures under control. ...Read more

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Do doctors still prescribe phenobarbital for pregnant epileptics?

Do doctors still prescribe phenobarbital for pregnant epileptics?

Usually Not: While we generally avoid medications in pregancy, uncontrolled seizures are a greater threat to a pregnancy and to the mother than the medications are. Most anti-seizure meds can be used in pregnancy, understanding that each has its own potential side effects and teratogenicity. Phenobarb is one med, but more modern anti-epileptics are also used when appropriate. ...Read more

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Could I have hallucinations from coming off phenobarbital,i was prescribed?

Could I have hallucinations from coming off phenobarbital,i was prescribed?

Quite possibly.: The taper may have been too rapid for you. Withdrawal from phenobarbital can cause hallucinations. Please see your prescriber immediately and let them know about it. ...Read more

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Why was phenobarbital used as one of the drugs for encephalitis?

Why was phenobarbital used as one of the drugs for encephalitis?

Sedation and seizure: Phenobarb was used as a way to comtrol seizure and sedate . Peaple with encephalitis many time are very agitated and may risk seizures there is not much use today but it was used in the past successfully. Our area dosen't see this use anymorelike we used to. ...Read more

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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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(i know its dangerous) but can puting someone into an alcohol induced coma stop a protracted siezure as with a drug induced coma such as phenobarbital?

(i know its dangerous) but can puting someone into an alcohol induced coma stop a protracted siezure as with a drug induced coma such as phenobarbital?

Absolutely NO!!: I hope this is not something you were thinking of trying on your own to someone you know who has a problem with seizures-- don't ever try to administer alcohol to someone who is having a true seizure--if someone is having a seizure, call 911 and let professionals treat them. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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I was in a phenobarbital coma for 8 days last year 2011. I have several problems, pain in my lower extremities, fatigue, headaches. Can you help?

I was in a phenobarbital coma for 8 days last year 2011. I have several problems, pain in my lower extremities, fatigue, headaches. Can you help?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which changes in blood pressure and heart rate occur due to depression of the brainstem vasomotor centre from phenobarbital overdose?

Expert opinions? Which changes in blood pressure and heart rate occur due to depression of the brainstem vasomotor centre from phenobarbital overdose?

Respiratory: Main issue with Phenobarbital is decreased respiratory drive with secondary apnea, which is the main mechanism of death, and this due to suppression of fourth ventricular receptors. Pulse and blood pressure changes would be secondary to the main issue. ...Read more