Busodium Side Effects
Generic Name: butabarbital
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of butabarbital. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Busodium.
For the Consumer
Applies to butabarbital: elixir, tablets
Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking butabarbital (the active ingredient contained in Busodium)
Clumsiness; dizziness; excessive daytime drowsiness; lightheadedness.
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 side effects have included somnolence, headache, confusion, hyperkinesias, ataxia, and dizziness.[Ref]
Cardiovascular side effects have included bradycardia, hypotension, and syncope.[Ref]
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, and constipation.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity reactions have included angioedema, skin rash, and exfoliative dermatitis.[Ref]
Oncologic side effects have included a possible increased frequency of malignancy (particularly liver cancer and brain tumors) following use of phenobarbital and other barbiturates.[Ref]
Other side effects have included physical and psychological dependence. Withdrawal symptoms have been reported when butabarbital (the active ingredient contained in Busodium) therapy has been discontinued suddenly.[Ref]
Psychiatric side effects have included agitation, nightmares, nervousness, psychiatric disturbance, hallucinations, insomnia, anxiety, and abnormal thinking.[Ref]
Respiratory side effects have included hypoventilation and apnea.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Butisol Sodium (butabarbital)." Meda Pharmaceuticals, Somerset, NJ.
Not all side effects for Busodium 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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