Phenotone Elixir 20 mg/5 mL 60 mL

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Drug Strength: 20 mg/5 mL
Drug Form : Elixir
Pack Size : 60 ml

Phenotone Elixir contains Phenobarbitone | belongs to Barbiturate

SKU: pg_18308_25338 Categories: , ,

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How it works

Phenotone Elixir 20 mg/5 mL 60 mL works by controlling the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that occurs during a seizure. This medication is also used for a short time (usually no more than 2 weeks) to help calm you or help you sleep during periods of anxiety. It works by affecting certain parts of the brain to cause calming.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Phenotone Elixir 20 mg/5 mL 60 mL

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Hyperactivity
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Anemia

Uses of Phenotone Elixir 20 mg/5 mL 60 mL

What is it prescribed for?

  • Seizures

    This medicine is used in the treatment of seizures which is a brain disorder characterized by uncontrolled jerking movements and loss of consciousness.

  • Insomnia

    This medicine is used in the treatment of insomnia which is a sleep disorder characterized by a difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep.

  • Daytime Sedation

    This medicine is used to relieve symptoms of anxiety and tension in patients during day time.

  • Status Epilepticus

    This medicine is used in the treatment of status epilepticus which is a condition in which seizures present for a long time or a seizure follows immediately after another.

  • Preoperative sedation

    This medicine is used to relieve symptoms of anxiety and tension in patients who are about to undergo surgical procedures.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 60 minutes of administration of the oral dose.

  • Duration of Effect

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 10-12 hours.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving this medicine as it may increase the risk of severe adverse effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, etc. Avoid performing activities that need high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery if alcohol and this medicine are used together.

  • Is it habit forming?

    Habit-forming tendencies were reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to the phenobarbital or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

  • Severe Hepatic impairment

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

  • Porphyria

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from porphyria condition, a genetic disorder due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects and worsening of the patient's condition.

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

General Warnings
  • Withdrawal symptoms

    Abrupt discontinuation of this medicine may increase the risk of adverse effects, especially if you have been using a high dose for a long duration. It may precipitate the status epilepticus in patients with a known history of epilepsy. A gradual dose reduction is recommended to avoid these reactions. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.

  • Driving or Operating machinery

    Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

  • Suicidal behavior

    This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of suicidal tendencies. Patients should be closely monitored for any change in mood or behavior. Report any such incidence to the doctor so that counseling and monitoring of progress can be performed at regular intervals. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

  • Liver Disease

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

  • Renal impairment

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • Drug Dependance and Drug abuse

    This medicine has the potential to cause drug dependence and abuse. This risk is especially higher if the medicine is used for a prolonged period of time. Patients should be monitored closely for any change in mood and behavior during treatment with this medicine. Abrupt discontinuation is not recommended since it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal of therapy should be done gradually with close monitoring of the patient.

  • Skin reactions

    This medicine should be used with caution since it may increase the risk of serious skin reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome and Toxic epidermal necrolysis. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    Oral form: The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose. Injection: Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

  • Overdose

    Oral form: The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose. Injection: Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Quetiapine severe
  • Valproic Acid moderate
  • Buspirone severe
  • Amlodipine moderate
  • Codeine severe
  • Amiodarone severe
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient. Use of this medicine is not recommended if the liver impairment is severe.

  • severe

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution since it may increase the risk of respiratory depression, especially during the rapid intravenous administration of this medicine. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • severe

    This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects such as bradycardia, hypertension, and vasodilation. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

  • severe

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Regular monitoring of the kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

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How to use Phenotone Elixir 20 mg/5 mL 60 mL

Avoid rapid IV administration gt;50 mg/min; Avoid intra-arterial injection.

what are the adverse effects of Phenotone Elixir 20 mg/5 mL 60 mL?

Drowsiness, ataxia, allergic skin reactions, paradoxical excitement and confusion, megaloblastic anaemia. Restlessness and confusion in the elderly. Hyperkinesia in children. Tolerance and dependence.

What happens if I miss a dose of Phenotone Elixir 20 mg/5 mL 60 mL?

Adults: Daytime Sedation: 30-120 mg/day orally given in 2-3 doses, or IM/IV given in 2-9 doses.
Epilepsy (all forms except absence seizures): 60-180 mg orally at night.
Children: Pre-op sedation: 1-3 mg/kg IM/IV.
Epilepsy (all forms except absence seizures): 5-8 mg/kg/day orally at night.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Phenotone Elixir 20 mg/5 mL 60 mL. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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