mephobarbital


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Related to mephobarbital: phenobarbital, secobarbital

mephobarbital

 [mef″o-bar´bĭ-tal]
a long-acting barbiturate used as an anticonvulsant in epilepsy.

mephobarbital

/meph·o·bar·bi·tal/ (mef″o-bahr´bĭ-tal) a long-acting barbiturate used as an anticonvulsant.

mephobarbital

[mef′ōbär′bitol]
an anticonvulsant and sedative.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of anxiety, nervous tension, insomnia, and epilepsy.
contraindications Porphyria or known hypersensitivity to this drug or to barbiturates prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are drug dependence, a hangover effect, deficiency in vitamin D, paradoxical excitement, and GI disturbance.

mephobarbital

(mef´ōbär´bital),
n brand name: Mebaral;
drug class: barbiturate anticonvulsant (Controlled Substance Schedule IV);
action: a nonspecific depressant of the central nervous system; may enhance GABA activity in the brain;
uses: generalized tonic-clonic (grand mal) or absence (petit mal) seizures.

mephobarbital

see methylphenobarbital.

methylphenobarbital, mephobarbital, methylphenobarbitone

related to phenobarbital, but produces less sedation; is used as an anticonvulsant in dogs.