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mephobarbital/meph·o·bar·bi·tal/ (mef″o-bahr´bĭ-tal) a long-acting barbiturate used as an anticonvulsant.
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.
methylphenobarbital, mephobarbital, methylphenobarbitone
related to phenobarbital, but produces less sedation; is used as an anticonvulsant in dogs.