Epilim vs Phenobarbital

Epilim
(Rx)
Phenobarbital
(Rx)
Epilim is an epilepsy medication.
Phenobarbital is a sleep medication and an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Seizures
2.4
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Seizures
2.1
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
9,870 Discussions
16,652 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Seizures
#2 for Epilepsy
#3 for Depression
#5 for Petit Mal
#6 for Grand Mal
Epilim is prescribed for Seizures and Epilepsy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression and Bipolar Disorder, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Seizures
#2 for Epilepsy
#4 for Anxiety
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Grand Mal
Phenobarbital is prescribed for Seizures, Epilepsy and Withdrawal Symptoms and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Epi
Weight Gain
10
Hair Loss
3
Weight Loss
2
Drowsiness
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Nausea
2
Rash
2
Numbness
2
Irritability
2
Allergy
1
Phe
Depression
4
Allergy
2
Weight Gain
2
Euphoria
1
Dizziness
1
Coma
1
Rash
1
Weight Loss
1
Suicide
1
Aura
1
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Epilim
Epi
Phenobarbital
Phe
Weight Gain
Epi
Phe
10
2
Hair Loss
Epi
Phe
3
0
Weight Loss
Epi
Phe
2
1
Drowsiness
Epi
Phe
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Epi
Phe
2
0
Nausea
Epi
Phe
2
0
Rash
Epi
Phe
2
1
Numbness
Epi
Phe
2
0
Irritability
Epi
Phe
2
0
Allergy
Epi
Phe
1
2
Depression
Phe
Epi
4
0
Allergy
Phe
Epi
2
1
Weight Gain
Phe
Epi
2
10
Euphoria
Phe
Epi
1
0
Dizziness
Phe
Epi
1
0
Coma
Phe
Epi
1
0
Rash
Phe
Epi
1
2
Weight Loss
Phe
Epi
1
2
Suicide
Phe
Epi
1
0
Aura
Phe
Epi
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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D Category D
Before taking Phenobarbital during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Epilim and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Phenobarbital and alcohol.
Method of use
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Oral Drops, Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Tablet: 15 mg, 16.2 mg, 30 mg, 32.4 mg, 60 mg, 64.8 mg, 65 mg, 97.2 mg, 100 mg
Elixir: 15 mg/5 mL, 20 mg/5 mL
Drops: 16 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Valproate Sodium
Phenobarbital
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Epilim and Phenobarbital: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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