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Phonetic Pronunciation: (fee-no-BARB-ih-tall)
Information last revised May 2010

What does PHENOBARBITAL - ORAL look like?

Exc17310phenobarbital 15 mg Tab
Www14580phenobarbital 100 mg Tab
Qlt15080phenobarbital 20 mg/5 mL Elixir
Exc09020phenobarbital 60 mg Tab
Vtg50110phenobarbital 16.2 mg Tab
Vtg50120phenobarbital 32.4 mg Tab


This medication is used alone or with other medications to control seizures. Controlling and reducing seizures lets you do more of your normal daily activities, reduces your risk of harm when you lose consciousness, and lessens your risk for a possibly life-threatening condition of frequent, repeated seizures. Phenobarbital belongs to a class of drugs known as barbiturate anticonvulsants/hypnotics. It works by controlling the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that occurs during a seizure. This medication is also used for a short time (usually no more than 2 weeks) to help calm you or help you sleep during periods of anxiety. It works by affecting certain parts of the brain to cause calming.
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