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  • Other
  • Epilepsies, Partial
  • Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal
  • Epilepsy, Tonic-clonic
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Seizures, Febrile

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Uses of Phenobarbital

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Phenobarbital is used in the treatment of:

  • Epilepsies, Partial
  • Epilepsy, Benign Neonatal
  • Epilepsy, Tonic-Clonic
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Seizures, Febrile

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Phenobarbital Brand Names

Phenobarbital Drug Class

Phenobarbital is part of the drug class:

Phenobarbital Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • AMINOPHYLLINE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • ANISINDIONE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • AXITINIB/PHENOBARBITAL
  • BEDAQUILINE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • BOCEPREVIR/PHENOBARBITAL
  • BORTEZOMIB/PHENOBARBITAL
  • BOSUTINIB/PHENOBARBITAL
  • CABAZITAXEL/PHENOBARBITAL
  • CABOZANTINIB/PHENOBARBITAL
  • CANAGLIFLOZIN/PHENOBARBITAL
  • CHLOROTRIANISENE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • CRIZOTINIB/PHENOBARBITAL
  • CYCLOSPORINE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • DARUNAVIR/PHENOBARBITAL
  • DASATINIB/PHENOBARBITAL
  • DELAVIRDINE MESYLATE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • DICUMAROL/PHENOBARBITAL
  • DIETHYLSTILBESTROL/PHENOBARBITAL
  • EFAVIRENZ/PHENOBARBITAL
  • ERLOTINIB/PHENOBARBITAL
  • ESTRADIOL/PHENOBARBITAL
  • ESTROGENS/PHENOBARBITAL
  • ESTRONE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • ESTROPIPATE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • ETHINYL ESTRADIOL/PHENOBARBITAL
  • ETHYNODIOL DIACETATE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • ETRAVIRINE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • EVEROLIMUS/PHENOBARBITAL
  • FELODIPINE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • FESOTERODINE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • FOSAMPRENAVIR/PHENOBARBITAL
  • GEFITINIB/PHENOBARBITAL
  • IMATINIB/PHENOBARBITAL
  • IVACAFTOR/PHENOBARBITAL
  • IXABEPILONE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • LAPATINIB/PHENOBARBITAL
  • LEVOMETHADYL/PHENOBARBITAL
  • LEVONORGESTREL/PHENOBARBITAL
  • LOPINAVIR/PHENOBARBITAL
  • LURASIDONE HYDROCHLORIDE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • MARAVIROC/PHENOBARBITAL
  • MESTRANOL/PHENOBARBITAL
  • METRONIDAZOLE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • NELFINAVIR MESYLATE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • NIFEDIPINE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • NILOTINIB/PHENOBARBITAL
  • NIMODIPINE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • NORELGESTROMIN/PHENOBARBITAL
  • NORETHINDRONE/PHENOBARBITAL
  • PAZOPANIB/PHENOBARBITAL
  • PHENOBARBITAL/PHENPROCOUMON
  • PHENOBARBITAL/PRAZIQUANTEL
  • PHENOBARBITAL/QUINESTROL
  • PHENOBARBITAL/RALTEGRAVIR
  • PHENOBARBITAL/RANOLAZINE
  • PHENOBARBITAL/RILPIVIRINE
  • PHENOBARBITAL/RISPERIDONE
  • PHENOBARBITAL/RITONAVIR
  • PHENOBARBITAL/ROMIDEPSIN
  • PHENOBARBITAL/SIROLIMUS
  • PHENOBARBITAL/SODIUM OXYBATE
  • PHENOBARBITAL/SORAFENIB
  • PHENOBARBITAL/SUNITINIB
  • PHENOBARBITAL/TACROLIMUS
  • PHENOBARBITAL/TEMSIROLIMUS
  • PHENOBARBITAL/TENIPOSIDE
  • PHENOBARBITAL/THEOPHYLLINE
  • PHENOBARBITAL/TICAGRELOR
  • PHENOBARBITAL/TOREMIFENE CITRATE
  • PHENOBARBITAL/VANDETANIB
  • PHENOBARBITAL/VORICONAZOLE
  • PHENOBARBITAL/WARFARIN

This is not a complete list of Phenobarbitaldrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Phenobarbital and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Phenobarbital falls into category D:

It has been shown that use of Phenobarbital in pregnant women caused some babies to be born with problems. However, in some serious situations, the benefit of using this medication may be greater than the risk of harm to the baby.

Phenobarbital Dosage

Take phenobarbital exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Phenobarbital dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Phenobarbital is available in the following doses:

  • Aminophylline/ephedrine/guaifenesin/pb 130 Mg-16 Mg-100 Mg-8 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Aminophylline/ephedrine/pb/k Iodide 130 Mg-16 Mg-8 Mg-195 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Atropine-phenobarbital 0.194 Mg-16 Mg/5 Ml Oral Elixir
  • Atropine/hyoscyamine/pb/scopolamine 0.0194 Mg-0.1037 Mg-16.2 Mg-0.0065 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Atropine/hyoscyamine/pb/scopolamine 0.0194 Mg-0.1037 Mg-16.2 Mg-0.0065 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Atropine/hyoscyamine/pb/scopolamine 0.0194 Mg-0.1037 Mg-16.2 Mg-0.0065 Mg/5 Ml Oral Elixir
  • Atropine/hyoscyamine/pb/scopolamine 0.0194 Mg-0.1037 Mg-16.2 Mg-0.0065 Mg/5 Ml Oral Liquid
  • Atropine/hyoscyamine/pb/scopolamine 0.0582 Mg-0.0582 Mg-48.6 Mg-0.0195 Mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release
  • Atropine/hyoscyamine/pb/scopolamine 0.0582 Mg-0.3111 Mg-48.6 Mg-0.0195 Mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release
  • Belladonna/ergotamine/phenobarbital 0.2 Mg-0.6 Mg-40 Mg Oral Tablet, Extended Release
  • Dyphylline/ephedrine/guaifenesin/pb 100 Mg-16 Mg-200 Mg-16 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Dyphylline/ephedrine/guaifenesin/pb 100 Mg-16 Mg-200 Mg-16 Mg/10 Ml Oral Elixir
  • Ephedrine/pb/k Iodide/theophylline 24 Mg-24 Mg-320 Mg-130 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Ephedrine/phenobarbital/theophylline 22.5 Mg-7.5 Mg-120 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Hyoscyamine-phenobarbital 0.125 Mg-15 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Hyoscyamine-phenobarbital 0.125 Mg-15 Mg/ml Oral Liquid
  • Phenobarbital 10 Mg/ml-nacl 0.9% Injectable Solution
  • Phenobarbital 100 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Phenobarbital 130 Mg/ml Injectable Solution
  • Phenobarbital 15 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Phenobarbital 15 Mg/5 Ml Oral Elixir
  • Phenobarbital 16 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Phenobarbital 16 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Phenobarbital 16.2 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Phenobarbital 20 Mg/5 Ml Oral Elixir
  • Phenobarbital 30 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Phenobarbital 30 Mg/5 Ml Oral Elixir
  • Phenobarbital 30 Mg/ml Injectable Solution
  • Phenobarbital 32.4 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Phenobarbital 60 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Phenobarbital 60 Mg/ml Injectable Solution
  • Phenobarbital 64.8 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Phenobarbital 65 Mg/ml Injectable Solution
  • Phenobarbital 97.2 Mg Oral Tablet
  • Phenobarbital Compounding Powder
  • Phenobarbital Sodium Compounding Powder

Forms of Medication

Phenobarbital is available in the following forms:

  • Extended Release Capsule
  • Extended Release Tablet
  • Injectable Solution
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Tablet
  • Rectal Suppository