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What happens if I miss a dose (Mebaral)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Mebaral)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of mephobarbital can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include slow or shallow breathing, blurred vision, extreme drowsiness, decreased body temperature, fast heart rate, and fainting.
What should I avoid while taking mephobarbital (Mebaral)?
Mephobarbital can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Do not drink alcohol while taking mephobarbital. Alcohol can increase the risk of fatal overdose with a barbiturate.
What other drugs will affect mephobarbital (Mebaral)?
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by mephobarbital. Tell your doctor if you need to use any of these other medicines while you are taking mephobarbital.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with mephobarbital. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about mephobarbital.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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