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

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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Hicks
Dr. David Hicks
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Uncertain

Phenobarbital has been used for seizures, for sedation, and to reduce brain swelling.
In severe encephalitis a state of barbiturate coma may be necessary. It is rarely used now for prophylaxis against a risk for epilepsy.

In brief: Uncertain

Phenobarbital has been used for seizures, for sedation, and to reduce brain swelling.
In severe encephalitis a state of barbiturate coma may be necessary. It is rarely used now for prophylaxis against a risk for epilepsy.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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