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GENERIC NAME

BRAND NAME
CLASSIFICATION
MODE OF ACTION

DATE ORDERED
DOSAGE
INDICATION

PHENOBARBITAL

Luminal
Sedative, Hypnotic, Antiepileptic
Phenobarbitone is a short-acting barbiturate. It
depresses the sensory cortex, reduces motor activity,
changes cerebellar function, and produces drowsiness,
sedation and hypnosis. Its anticonvulsant property is
exhibited at high doses.
07/24/13 (Post-operative)
1 in 10 ml water, 5ml OD

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Preanesthetic
Treatment of generalized tonic-clonic and
cortical focal seizures
Emergency control of acute seizures

Severe renal and hepatic disorders. Severe respiratory


depression, dyspnea or airway obstruction

ADVERSE EFFECTS
Stevens-Johnson syndrome
NURSING
RESPONSIBILITIES

Administer IV doses slowly.

WARNING: Monitor injection sites carefully for


irritation, extravasation (IV use). Solutions are
alkaline and very irritating to the tissues.

Monitor P, BP, respiration carefully during IV


administration.