PHENOBARBITAL sodium, 200mg/ml, 1ml, amp.


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The product is supplied (and stored) sterile, it must remain sterile until its use. Sterile = state of being free from all living microorganisms.
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Classification of the medicines in groups and subgroups according to their therapeutic use. The classification used by MSF is based on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines.
Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification according to WHOCC
Substance listed as Narcotic Drug or Psychotropic Substance, and as precursors. Other substances may be subject to restrictions according to national regulations. These substances require an import permit from the country of destination when ordering.
Thermosensitive codes are defined for storage and transportation temperature requirements of the products.
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This product is not always available at supply level. In this case an alternative can be found. Contact your pharmacist referent for more information.

Therapeutic Action

Anticonvulsant, sedative


Emergency treatment of convulsive status epilepticus.

Contact your OC advisor for the treatment protocol.

Instructions for use

Must be given as slow IV infusion in 0.9% NaCl.

Levetiracetam can be used as an alternative to phenobarbital in case of supply constraints.

Distribution to be controlled: narcotics register or supervision of amounts in and out, and storage under lock and key. (Cf Introduction: Narcotic and psychotropic medicines under international control).

Precautions for Use

Never administer by direct rapid IV route.


Below 25°C - Protect from sunlight