Generic Medicine Info
May be taken with or without food.
Dyspnoea or airway obstruction, porphyria, sleep apnoea, pre-existing CNS depression or coma. Severe hepatic impairment.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ CV disease, depression or suicidal ideation, history of drug addiction or acute alcoholism. Renal and mild to moderate hepatic impairment. Elderly and debilitated patients, childn. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling May impair mental or physical abilities requiring mental alertness (e.g. driving or operating machinery). Monitoring Parameters Monitor vital signs during and after admin.
Adverse Reactions
Bradycardia, syncope, hypotension; apnoea, atelectasis (post-op), hypoventilation; agitation, anxiety, ataxia, confusion, CNS depression, dizziness, fever, hallucinations, headache, insomnia, nightmares, nervousness, psychiatric disturbances, somnolence, abnormal thinking; hyperkinesias; nausea, vomiting, constipation; liver damage; megaloblastic anaemia (following chronic phenobarbital use); angioedema, rash; inj site reaction.
Potentially Fatal: Erythema multiforme and exfoliative dermatitis.
Drug Interactions
May reduce plasma levels of oral anticoagulants (e.g. warfarin, dicoumarol, acenocoumarol, phenprocoumon), corticosteroids, griseofulvin, doxycycline, Na valproate and valproic acid. Constant monitoring of blood levels when concomitantly used w/ phenytoin. May increase CNS depressant effect w/ antihistamines, sedative/hypnotics, tranquilisers. May prolong the effect w/ MAOIs. May reduce the effect of estradiol, progesterone, estrone and other steroidal hormones.
ATC Classification
N05CA02 - amobarbital ; Belongs to the class of barbiturates. Used as hypnotics and sedatives.
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