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Gardenal 60mg Tablet

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Gardenal 60 MG Description

Gardenal 60 mg is a prescription medication for seizure disorders. It is composed of phenobarbital. It is an antiepileptic medicine, which belongs to a group of drugs called barbiturates. It increases...
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ContainsPhenobarbital(60.0 Mg)
UsesEpilepsy
Side effectsDrowsiness, diarrhoea, depression, fatigues, hyperactivity, nausea, vomiting, hangover, fatigue, hypotension, confusion, excitement, anaemia, constipation, pale skin, slow heartbeat, double vision, staggering walk, fainting, suicidal thoughts.
ClassificationANTI-EPILEPTIC
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Uses of Gardenal 60 MG

  • Epilepsy or seizures (abnormal electrical activity in the brain)

Contraindications of Gardenal 60 MG

Do not take Gardenal 60 mg tablets without consulting your doctor if you have the following conditions: If you are allergic to any component of this medicine. If you have a history of respiratory ...
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Side effects of Gardenal 60 MG

  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Low blood pressure
  • Fatigue
  • Disclaimer - Most of these side effects do not require medical treatment, and they will disappear once you have adjusted to the dose. But, if any of these conditions persist for a long duration, consu...
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Precautions and Warnings of Gardenal 60 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Gardenal 60 mg tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No, the Gardenal 60 mg tablets are unsafe during pregnancy. Studies have shown a definite risk to the developing unborn baby. Sometimes doctors may prescribe it during life-threatening conditions if they think the benefits outweigh the risks. Do not take it without consulting your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take the Gardenal 60 mg tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
No, do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor. The Gardenal 60 mg tablet has a low to moderate transfer to breast milk. It may cause unwanted side effects. So, please consult your doctor first.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Gardenal 60 mg tablet?
A:
No, do not drive after taking the Gardenal 60 mg tablet. It can cause side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision that can affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Gardenal 60 mg tablet?
A:
No, you cannot consume alcohol with a Gardenal tablet. It can interfere with the function of the medicine and cause exaggerated side effects. It can also precipitate your condition and worsen the symptoms.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are an elderly patient, the dose of the Gardenal 60 mg tablet should be carefully monitored.
  • You see any skin reaction, immediately consult your doctor, as this medicine can cause serious skin conditions like Steven-johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis (life-threatening skin condit...
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  • Do not suddenly stop using the Gardenal tablet, as it can cause withdrawal symptoms like tremors, sweating, irritability, vomiting, etc. It can also cause life-threatening seizures.
  • If you are having any self-harming or suicidal thoughts, stop using this medicine and seek medical help.
  • This medicine can reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives.

Mode of Action of Gardenal 60 MG

How Does It Work?

Gardenal 60 mg tablets contain phenobarbital. It belongs to the category of barbiturates. It works by increasing the activity of GABA, a chemical messenger in the brain that reduces and controls the e...
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Directions for Use of Gardenal 60 MG

  • Take the Gardenal 60 tablets exactly as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
  • You can take it with or without consuming food.
  • Do not break this tablet or chew it.
  • Take the tablet as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not take it with other medications without informing your doctor.
  • Do not take if the package has been opened.
  • Do not stop taking this medication abruptly, as it can have adverse effects.

Interactions of Gardenal 60 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Tell your doctor about all your ongoing medications before taking Gardenal tablets, as it can cause medicinal reactions of some of them.
  • Some medicines, like anti-HIV medication (darunavir, etravirine, orlistat, rilpivirine), can cause side effects with Gardenal 60.
  • If you are using sleep-inducing agents like cough medicine, antihistamines, opioid painkillers, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, the Gardenal tablet can worsen the severity of drowsiness.

Interactions with food items

  • Do not take the Gardenal 60 mg tablets with alcohol. It can worsen the condition. It can also interfere with the effects of the medicine and increase the severity of side effects like drowsiness, dizz...
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Storage and disposal of Gardenal 60 MG

Store Gardenal tablets in dry conditions. Keep it away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Dispose of the packaging carefully after using it. Check the expiration date before tak...
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Dosage of Gardenal 60 MG

Overdose

  • Symptoms of a Gardenal tablet overdose include: blurred or double vision, rapid side-to-side movement of eyes (nystagmus), drowsiness, tiredness, fainting, confusion, dizziness, nausea, rash, shock (e...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of the Gardenal tablet, take it as soon as possible. If it's already time to take the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one. Do not take both doses together a...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How long do I need to take the Gardenal 60 mg tablet to see the results?

A: It might take up to 60 minutes for you to notice this medicine’s effects. Its effects can last up to 10 to 12 hours. This varies from person to person and the dosage of the medicine. Do not change the dose. Consult your doctor if you do not see any results of the medication.

Q: Is the Gardenal 60 mg tablet a habit-forming medicine, and does it cause addiction?

  • Yes, the Gardenal 60 mg tablet is a habit-forming medicine. It can cause addictive behaviour if used for the long term. Therefore the dose must be carefully monitored.
Product Details
Brand
GARDENAL
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
23/09/2022
Last Updated on: 25 Jan 2022 | 10:56 AM (IST)

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