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Butabarbital Side Effects

Not all side effects for butabarbital may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to butabarbital: elixir, tablets

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Clumsiness; dizziness; excessive daytime drowsiness; lightheadedness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking butabarbital:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); abnormal thoughts or behavior; confusion; fainting; fever; hallucinations; mental or mood changes; nausea or vomiting; new or worsening trouble sleeping; severe dizziness; shortness of breath; swelling or tightness of the throat; very slow breathing.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to butabarbital: oral elixir, oral tablet

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included somnolence, headache, confusion, hyperkinesias, ataxia, and dizziness.

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included bradycardia, hypotension, and syncope.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, and constipation.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity reactions have included angioedema, skin rash, and exfoliative dermatitis.

Oncologic

Oncologic side effects have included a possible increased frequency of malignancy (particularly liver cancer and brain tumors) following use of phenobarbital and other barbiturates.

Other

Other side effects have included physical and psychological dependence. Withdrawal symptoms have been reported when butabarbital therapy has been discontinued suddenly.

Psychiatric

Psychiatric side effects have included agitation, nightmares, nervousness, psychiatric disturbance, hallucinations, insomnia, anxiety, and abnormal thinking.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included hypoventilation and apnea.

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