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Meprobamate is a white powder with a characteristic odor and a bitter taste. It is slightly soluble in water, freely soluble in acetone and alcohol, and sparingly soluble in ether. The structural formula of meprobamate is:
Meprobamate Tablets USP 200 mg and 400 mg for oral administration contain the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, starch (corn) and stearic acid.
What are the possible side effects of meprobamate (Equanil, Miltown)?
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking meprobamate and seek emergency medical attention:
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives);
- fast or irregular heartbeats;
- abnormal behavior;
- a skin rash; or
- a sore throat.
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take meprobamate and talk to your doctor if you experience
- drowsiness or...
What are the precautions when taking meprobamate (Meprobamate)?
Before taking meprobamate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to carisoprodol, mebutamate, tybamate, or carbromal; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: a certain liver/blood disorder (porphyria), kidney disease, liver disease, brain disorders (such as seizures, brain damage).
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
Older adults may be more sensitive...
Last reviewed on RxList: 11/7/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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