from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A crystalline barbiturate, C12H12N2O3, used medicinally as a sedative, a hypnotic, and an anticonvulsant.

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  • n. A barbiturate drug used as a sedative.

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  • n. a long-acting barbiturate used as a sedative


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  • Dr. Rosenbaum prescribes a bitter-smelling anticonvulsant called phenobarbital.

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  • Well, they created a poison using pudding and applesauce, they laced it with vodka and a drug called phenobarbital, a barbiturate fatal in large doses.

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  • (Unfortunately, many doctors prescribe it as first choice when cheaper drugs such as phenobarbital or phenytoin are likely to work as well or better.)

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  • It is reasonable to employ appropriate clinical monitoring when potent cytochrome P450 enzyme inducers, such as phenobarbital or rifampin, are co-administered with SINGULAIR.

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  • By-products can contain high traces of chemicals used in euthanasia (such as phenobarbital), as well as meat rendered but still tainted with poisons and deadly bacteria.

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  • barbiturates such as phenobarbital cimetidine cyclosporine lithium local anesthetics or general anesthetics medicines for heart rhythm problems like amiodarone, digoxin, flecainide, procainamide, quinidine medicines for high blood pressure or heart problems medicines for seizures like carbamazepine and phenytoin rifampin, rifabutin or rifapentine theophylline or aminophylline

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  • • Pets taking other drugs that don't safely interact with phenobarbital or bromide.

    Dr. Karen Becker: Treating Seizure Disorders in Pets

  • • Pets with seizures that can't be adequately controlled with phenobarbital or bromide;

    Dr. Karen Becker: Treating Seizure Disorders in Pets

  • It can also cause sedation and stumbling similar to phenobarbital.

    Dr. Karen Becker: Treating Seizure Disorders in Pets

  • Although bromides are considered safer drugs than phenobarbital, they may not completely control seizures as a sole medication and are most commonly used in conjunction with other anticonvulsant drugs.

    Dr. Karen Becker: Treating Seizure Disorders in Pets


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