Butisol sodium

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    Brand Name:Butisol sodium
    Generic:Butisol Sodium
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1939-06-05 ,1978-04-10 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Medpointe Pharm HLC
This drug is available in the following forms:
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
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About Butisol sodium

Butisol Sodium is used for:

Treating sleep disorders. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Butisol Sodium is a barbiturate. It works by depressing the central nervous system, causing mild sedation or sleep, depending on the dose.

Side Effects of Butisol sodium

Possible side effects of Butisol Sodium :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

  • Clumsiness;
  • dizziness;
  • excessive daytime drowsiness;
  • lightheadedness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);
  • confusion;
  • difficulty sleeping;
  • fainting;
  • fever;
  • hallucinations;
  • severe dizziness;
  • trouble sleeping;
  • very slow breathing.

Who Should Not Take Butisol sodium

Do NOT use Butisol Sodium if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Butisol Sodium
  • you have the blood disease porphyria
  • you are taking sodium oxybate (GHB)

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Interactions with Butisol sodium

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Butisol Sodium . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (eg, phenelzine) or sodium oxybate (GHB) because the risk of severe drowsiness may be increased
  • Beta-blockers (eg, atenolol), clozapine, corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), doxycycline, estrogens (eg, micronized estradiol), griseofulvin, metronidazole, oral contraceptives (birth control pills), phenytoin, quinidine, theophylline, or valproic acid because their effectiveness may be reduced by Butisol Sodium
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