Gardenal 60MG Tablet

Introduction to Gardenal 60MG Tablet

This medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as barbiturates. 

  • It helps to prevent and treat the condition of seizures. 
  • The hypnotic activity of this brain calms the brain by slowing down its activity and making patients feel dizzy and sleepy. 

How Gardenal 60MG Tablet Works?

This drug shows its activity by controlling fits or seizures induced by the increasing action of a neurotransmitter; GABA. This chemical messenger interrupts and suppresses normal brain activities.

How To Use Gardenal 60MG Tablet

  • Follow the dose and duration suggested by a doctor.
  • It ca be taken before or after having a meal.
  • Maintain consistency while taking this drug, and avoid skipping it.
  • Avoid breaking, chewing, and crushing the drug instead take it as a whole.

Special Precautions About Gardenal 60MG Tablet

  • Do not stop taking the drug even it feels better without consulting your doctor.

Benefits Of Gardenal 60MG Tablet

  • Helps to reduce symptoms like confusion, loss of awareness, uncontrollable jerking movements, and fear or anxiety

Side Effects Of Gardenal 60MG Tablet

  • Drowsiness
  • Hangover
  • Nausea
  • Excitement
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Hyperactivity
  • Dizziness
  • Depression
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Fatigue
  • Decreased blood pressure

What If I Missed A Dose Of Gardenal 60MG Tablet

  • You can take the missed dose if the next dose is near then Skip the missed Dose.
  • Do not double up for the missed Dose. 
  • If you miss doses frequently then consult your Doctor. 

FAQS

Gardenal 60MG Tablet

Q. Can I take folic acid with Gardenal?

Gardenal causes folic acid deficiency which is responsible for certain types of anemia (megaloblastic anemia) in some patients. But if you take folic acid, then it may decrease the levels of Gardenal in your body. This may lead to seizures. Therefore, folic acid should be avoided.

Gardenal 60MG Tablet

Q. Can Gardenal cause withdrawal symptoms?

Yes, suddenly stopping Gardenal can cause withdrawal symptoms which include sleeplessness, anxiety, tremor, dizziness, nausea, fits, and delirium.

Gardenal 60MG Tablet

Q. For how long do I need to take Gardenal?

You should take Gardenal for the duration advised by your doctor. This drug has a habit-forming effect, therefore, its long-term use is not recommended.

Gardenal 60MG Tablet

Q. What are the effects of Gardenal in children?

Gardenal is useful in treating many kinds of seizures in children. It is often considered as the first choice to treat certain kinds of seizures in newborns. The child taking Gardenal treatment may develop problems with behavior and learning. Side effects are much more likely to be troublesome if high doses are given or if too high a dose is given at the beginning of the treatment. It may be necessary to increase the dose very slowly over several months.

Gardenal 60MG Tablet

Q. Are there any tests available which check the levels of Gardenal in the blood?

Yes, laboratory tests are available. If you feel excessively sleepy and experience tremor or balance issues or double vision, inform your doctor and get the levels checked.

Gardenal 60MG Tablet

Q. What will happen if I accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Gardenal?

Swallowing more than the recommended doses may cause drowsiness, speech problems, jerky movements, jerky eye movements, loss of inhibition, reduced reflex response, low body temperature, low blood pressure and breathing problems. Contact your nearest hospital emergency services or your doctor immediately.

Gardenal 60MG Tablet

Q. What are the long-term side effects of Gardenal?

Long-term use of phenobarbital can lead to changes in the soft tissues of the body. Symptoms include pain in the joints or thickening in areas such as the palm or the bottom of the foot. If you notice any changes of this kind, tell the doctor.

Gardenal 60MG Tablet

Q. Can Gardenal cause addiction?

Yes, Gardenal may cause addiction in patients with a history of alcoholism and drug abuse if they take it for a prolonged time. Therefore, Gardenal should be avoided in such patients.

Gardenal 60MG Tablet

Q. What if I forget to take Gardenal?

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the forgotten dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the forgotten dose.

Gardenal 60MG Tablet

Q. What is Gardenal used for?

Gardenal is prescribed to control seizures or fits. Gardenal belongs to barbiturate group of medicines. In exceptional circumstances, it is also used to treat seizures that sometimes accompany a high fever in children.

Gardenal 60MG Tablet

Q. Can I stop taking Gardenal once my seizures get controlled?

No, you should not stop taking Gardenal without consulting your doctor. Sudden withdrawal can cause sleeplessness, anxiety, tremor, dizziness, feeling sick, fits and delirium. The dose of Gardenal should be reduced gradually.

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Safety Advice For Gardenal 60MG Tablet

check for risk indication explain below.

  • High risk
  • Moderate risk
  • Safe

Liver

It should be taken cautiously by the kidney patient; dose adjustment may be required.

Kidney

It should be taken cautiously by the kidney patient; dose adjustment may be required.

Alcohol

Avoid consuming alcohol while taking the drug

Driving

Side effects induced may impair the driving ability.

Pregnancy

It is highly unsafe to use this during pregnancy; in life-threatening situation take this drug under a doctor's supervision.

Breast feeding

It probably considered to be unsafe to use this drug while breastfeeding.

Liver

It should be taken cautiously by the kidney patient; dose adjustment may be required.

Kidney

It should be taken cautiously by the kidney patient; dose adjustment may be required.

Alcohol

Avoid consuming alcohol while taking the drug

Driving

Side effects induced may impair the driving ability.

Pregnancy

It is highly unsafe to use this during pregnancy; in life-threatening situation take this drug under a doctor's supervision.

Breast feeding

It probably considered to be unsafe to use this drug while breastfeeding.

Health And Lifestyle

Follow balance diet and maintain healthy weight. Manage stress and engage in regular physical activity to assist control seizure activity. Get plenty of rest and stay hydrated.

Drug Interaction

  • Oral contraceptives
  • Warfarin

DRUG FOOD INTERACTION

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine

Disease Explanation

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Epilepsy is a kind of neurological disorder which is characterized by the recurrent seizures. Seizures is caused by the abnormal electrical activity within brain.

Update on: Tuesday, 9 July, 2024

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