Meprobamate MedlinePlus Drug Information

4.12.2018 | Alexis Lewin

Unless your doctor ls you otherwise, continue your normal diet.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.

Meprobamate MedlinePlus Drug Information

Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while you are taking this medication. Meprobamate may cause other side effects.

Do not take a missed dose when you remember it. Skip it compley; then take the next dose at the regularly scheduled time.

Meprobamate is in a class of medications called tranquilizers. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow for relaxation. Meprobamate is used to treat anxiety disorders or for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety.

Meprobamate comes as a tablet and extended-release (long-acting) capsule to take by mouth. It usually is taken two to four times a day. Take meprobamate exactly as directed. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.

It is important to keep all medication out of sight and reach of children as many containers (such as weekly pill minders and those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers) are not child-resistant and young children can open them easily. http://www.upandaway.org. To protect young children from poisoning, always lock safety caps and immediay place the medication in a safe location – one that is up and away and out of their sight and reach.

If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online ( http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch ) or by phone.

Your doctor probably will decrease your dose gradually. Meprobamate can be habit-forming, do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or for a longer period than your doctor ls you to. Do not stop taking this medication without talking to your doctor, especially if you have been taking it for a long time.

Call your doctor if you continue to have symptoms.

Generic alternatives may be available. ¶ This branded product is no longer on the market.

Prescriptions may be refilled only a limited number of times; ask your pharmacist if you have any questions. Do not let anyone else take your medication. Meprobamate is a controlled substance.

Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children.

However, you should not flush this medication down the toilet. Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them. Talk to your pharmacist or contact your local garbage/recycling department to learn about take-back programs in your community. Instead, the best way to dispose of your medication is through a medicine take-back program. See the FDA's Safe Disposal of Medicines website ( http://goo.gl/c4Rm4p ) for more information if you do not have access to a take-back program.

Duplication for commercial use must be authorized by ASHP. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Inc., 4500 East-West Highway, Suite 900, Bethesda, Maryland. AHFS Patient Medication Information., 2017.

Do not open, chew, or crush tablets or extended-release capsules; swallow them whole.

In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.

Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory. Your doctor will order certain lab tests to check your response to meprobamate.