Phenobarbital

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Contents

Introduction

Clinical Use

Indications

  • Epilepsy except absence seizures

Administration

  • Oral Adults 60-180mg nocte
  • IM Adults 200mg.
  • IV Dilute 200mg/ml by at least 1:10 with water for injections and give 10mg/kg at not more than 100mg/minute to maximium of 1g

Clinical Issues

Contra-indications

Cautions and Interactions

Side effects

Special advice

The sodium salt can be regarded as equivalent in therapeutic effect by weight in clinical practice.

Pharmacology

Metabolite of primidone.