Therapeutic doses should not induce excessive sedative or hypnotic effects, although these are adverse effects commonly reported by patients, especially at induction.[2,4,5,9] Phenobarbital is well absorbed orally although it may take as long as 15 minutes to reach therapeutic levels in the brain after IV administration as it is not particularly lipid-soluble.[8,9] Phenobarbital is a long-acting barbiturate with a half-life of 96 hours. Other barbiturates prescribed in this class are pentobarbital and secobarbitol; their short onset and duration of 3-8 hours limit their use to treatment of status epilepticus. Mephobarbital, primidone and amobarbitol may also be used in combination with other AEDs.
Breckenridge markets a broad range of ValuBrand and generic prescription products in many therapeutic categories including the Somnote brand of chloral hydrate capsules, mephobarbital tablets, and the Folbee Plus brand of folic acid and multiple vitamin therapy.
Founded in 1983, it markets a broad range of its ValuBrand and generic prescription products in many therapeutic categories, including the Somnote brand of chloral hydrate capsules, mephobarbital tablets and the Folbic brand of folic acid with [B.sub.6] and [B.sub.12].