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Drug information on Phenetone (Phenobarbital) from Cipla Limited

Phenetone

  Tablet  
Cipla Limited
Generic : Phenobarbital
 7.40
30mg
10 Tablets
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Drug Name : Phenobarbital

Phenobarbital(Luminal) generic Phenetone is a barbiturate, prescribed for seizures and as a sedative to relieve anxiety. It works by slowing activity in the brain.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Phenetone may be prescribed


Side effects of Phenetone

   Most Common : Drowsiness.

   Central Nervous system : Agitation, confusion, incoordination, depression, abnormal dream, nervousness, mental disturbance, hallucinations, sleeplessness, anxiety, dizziness and thinking abnormality.

   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing.

   Heart : Slow heart rate, low blood pressure and fainting.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting and constipation.

   Miscellaneous : Headache, injection site reactions, hypersensitivity reactions such as shock, skin rashes; fever, liver damage and anemia.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Child- PO- 1 to 3 mg/kg.
Adult- PO- The recommended dose range is 30 to 120mg/day in divided doses.
IV - Doses of 10 mg/kg. Max: 1 g.

How to use Phenetone?

It comes as a tablet, capsule, and liquid to take by mouth, 10 minutes before meals and at bedtime.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein, muscle or under the skin.

When is Phenetone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Phenetone

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, enlarged prostate, intestinal blockage, myasthenia gravis, hernia, ulcer, kidney, heart, or liver disease, high blood pressure, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• It should not be used in children less than 12 years old.

Other Precautions for Phenetone

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Phenetone

Store it at controlled room temperature (15�- 30� C), and in airtight container.


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



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