Phenylbutazone - Drug Information

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General Information on Phenylbutazone

Generic Name : Phenylbutazone

Pronunciation : fen ill byoo' ta zone

Latest prescription information about Phenylbutazone. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Phenylbutazone

Why is Phenylbutazone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), prescribed for fever, pain and inflammation in the body.  

When should Phenylbutazone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Phenylbutazone?

The recommended oral dose is 2-4 grams/1000 Ib daily.

How should Phenylbutazone be taken?

It comes as tablets and capsules to take by mouth with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Phenylbutazone?

Caution needed for pregnant and breast feeding women.

What are the side effects of Phenylbutazone?

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting and indigestion.
   Central Nervous System : Headache, dizziness and drowsiness.
   Metabolic : Sudden weight gain, swelling of feet and ankles and difficulty in breathing.
   Miscellaneous : Bloody or black stools, chills, fever, sore throat, yellowing of the eyes and skin, unusual bleeding or bruising, difficult urination, skin rash, mouth sores and unusual tiredness.

What are the other precautions for Phenylbutazone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Phenylbutazone?

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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