Generic Name: meprobamate, Oral tablet

MB-Tab,Miltown

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  • Miltown
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Highlights for meprobamate

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MEPROBAMATE (me proe BA mate) is used to treat anxiety.
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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meprobamate Side Effects

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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
  • slurred speech
  • staggering, unable to coordinate movement
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
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meprobamate May Interact with Other Medications

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  • alcohol or medicines that contain alcohol
  • antihistamines
  • barbiturates like phenobarbital
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for pain
  • medicines for sleep
  • muscle relaxants
  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
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How to Use meprobamate

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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.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • alcoholism
  • attempted suicide
  • depression
  • drug abuse or addiction
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • porphyria
  • seizures
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to meprobamate, carisoprodol, felbamate, mebutamate, carbromal, or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

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.

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