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Mebaral

MEBARAL®
(mephobarbital) Tablets, USP

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Mephobarbital, 5-Ethyl-1-methyl-5-phenylbarbituric acid, is a babiturate with sedative, hypnotic, and anticonvulsant properties. It occurs as a white, nearly odorless, tasteless powder and is slightly soluble in water and in alcohol.

MEBARAL (mephobarbital) is available as tablets for oral administration. The structural formula is:

MEBARAL (mephobarbital) Structural Formula Illustration

Inactive Ingredients: Lactose, Starch, Stearic Acid, Talc.

What are the possible side effects of mephobarbital (Mebaral)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • confusion, hallucinations;
  • slow heart rate; or
  • feeling like you might pass out.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness;
  • memory or thinking problems;
  • feeling nervous or agitated;
  • nausea, vomiting; or
  • headache.

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What are the precautions when taking mephobarbital (Mebaral)?

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Last reviewed on RxList: 11/17/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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