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Mephobarbital Side Effects

Applies to mephobarbital: oral tablet

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects including primarily somnolence (1% to 3%) have been reported. Agitation, confusion, hyperkinesia, ataxia, CNS depression, nightmares, nervousness, psychiatric disturbance, hallucination, insomnia, anxiety, dizziness, and abnormal thinking have all been reported to occur in less than 1% of treated patients. Headache has been reported with chronic use.[Ref]

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects including hypoventilation and apnea have been reported to occur in less than 1% of treated patients.[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects including bradycardia, hypotension, and syncope have been reported to occur in less than 1% of treated patients.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects including nausea, vomiting, and constipation have been reported to occur in less than 1% of treated patients.[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects including angioedema, skin rashes, and exfoliative dermatitis have been reported to occur with chronic use in less than 1% of treated patients.[Ref]

General

General side effects including fever have been reported to occur with chronic use in less than 1% of treated patients.[Ref]

Hepatic

Hepatic side effects including liver damage have been reported to occur with chronic use in less than 1% of treated patients.[Ref]

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects including megaloblastic anemia have been reported to occur with chronic use in less than 1% of treated patients.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Mebaral (mephobarbital)" Sanofi Winthrop Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY.

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

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