Equanil


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Equanil

 [ek´wah-nil]
trademark for preparations of meprobamate, an antianxiety agent.

Equanil

a trademark for a sedative (meprobamate).

meprobamate

A potentially addicting agent that blocks spinal interneurons, which has anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, muscle-relaxing, sedative, hypnotic and tranquilising properties.

Adverse effects
Hypotension, depression of brainstem activity, coma, death.
 
Metabolism
Liver; excreted in urine, stool.

Therapeutic range
5–30 µg/mL.
 
Toxic range
> 60 µg/mL.
 
Specimen
Serum.
 
Method
TLC, GC, colorimetry.

Equanil®

Meprobamate, see there.

Equanil

A brand name for MEPROBAMATE.