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Phenobarbital
Essential medicine status
General description

INN
Phenobarbital
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 1977 (TRS 615) for Epilepsy or seizures
Added in 2007 (TRS 946) for Status epilepticus
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
Section
Anticonvulsants/antiepileptics
  • Oral > Liquid: 15 mg per 5 mL
  • Oral > Solid: 15 to 100 mg
  • Parenteral > General injections > IV: 200 mg per mL in ampoule (phenobarbital sodium)