Phenobarbital vs Xanax
Did you mean taking both Phenobarbital and Xanax?
Phenobarbital is a sleep medication and an epilepsy medication.
Xanax is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
October 16, 1981
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Side Effects and Concerns
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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).
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
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.
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.
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.
FDA has not classified the drug.
Before taking Phenobarbital during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
There may be a negative interaction between Phenobarbital and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
Oral Drops, Pill
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
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Interaction between Phenobarbital and Xanax: 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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