Meprobamate Oral tablet
What is this medicine?
MEPROBAMATE (me proe BA mate) is used to treat anxiety.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
drug abuse or addiction
an unusual or allergic reaction to meprobamate, carisoprodol, felbamate, mebutamate, carbromal, or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not suddenly stop taking your medicine because you may develop a severe reaction. If your doctor wants you to stop the medicine, the dose will be slowly lowered over time to avoid any side effects.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 6 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
What if I miss a dose?
What may interact with this medicine?
alcohol or medicines that contain alcohol
barbiturates like phenobarbital
medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
medicines for pain
medicines for sleep
phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
difficulty breathing, wheezing
fast or irregular heartbeat
fever, chills, or sore throat
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
staggering, unable to coordinate movement
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusually weak or tired
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children. The medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and is against the law.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
March 21, 2017
U.S. FDA-approved Package Insert