Phenobarbital

generic

Phenobarbital Warnings

  • May cause drowsiness and dizziness. Alcohol and marijuana may intensify this effect. Use care when operating a vehicle, vessel (e.g., boat), or machinery.
  • If you are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant you should discuss the use of this medication with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • This medication can interfere with the effectiveness of birth control pills. Consult your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Call your doctor immediately if you have mental/mood changes like confusion, new/worsening feelings of sadness/fear, thoughts of suicide, or unusual behavior.
  • It is very important that you take or use this exactly as directed. Do not skip doses or discontinue unless directed by your doctor.
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages when using this medication.
  • Using more of this medication than recommended may cause serious breathing problems.

Lactation Warnings

  • SEDATION; INFANTILE SPASMS REPORTED AFTER WEANING FROM BREASTMILK.

Pregnancy Warnings

  • Teratogenic; infant coagulation defects reversible with oral vit K