Generic Medicine Info
Children, young adults, elderly and debilitated patients. Patients with depression or with a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction. Insomnia caused by pain. Acute porphyria. Severe hepatic impairment. History of CNS depression or coma, pulmonary insufficiency and sleep apnoea. Pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
Renal impairment. Drowsiness may persist till the next day. Tolerance and dependence likely. Must not be withdrawn abruptly as withdrawal syndrome (including mortality) may occur.
Adverse Reactions
Drowsiness, ataxia, paradoxical excitement, confusion, headache and CNS depression; respiratory depression; GI disorders; hepatitis: fever; megaloblastic anaemia.
Potentially Fatal: Erythema multiforme; exfoliative dermatitis.
Drug Interactions
Butobarbital is a potent liver enzyme inducer and may reduce the effect of coumarin for up to 6 wk. Additive CNS depression with alcohol. Reduced effect of tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline, clomipramine, desipramine, dosulepin, imipramine, melitracen etc), corticosteriods (such as hydrocortisone, dexamethasone etc), coumarins, darifenacin, disopyramide, doxorubicin, metronidazole, theophylline and tolvaptan. It is also likely that the drug level of lidocaine is reduced due to the increased liver enzyme activity. May reduce drug level of memantine. Increased sedation with thalidomide.
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