Phenobarbitone is a general central nervous system suppressant that has proven effective in the control of generalised and partial seizures. It is frequently co-administered with phenytoin for control of complex seizure disorders, and with valproic acid for complex partial seizures.
Therapeutic drug monitoring Assessing compliance or toxicity (symptoms of overdosage include: ataxia, nystagmus, fatigue or attention loss, progressing to respiratory arrest when pulmonary support is not supplied manually)
|Sample & container required||SST (gold top)|
|Sample volume||0.5 mL|
|Turnaround time||1 day|