Comatose patients or those with pre-existing CNS depression;
Severe respiratory disease with dyspnea or obstruction;
Uncontrolled severe pain;
Known alcohol intolerance (elixir only);
Lactation: Discontinue drug or bottle feed.Use Cautiously in:
Severe renal impairment;
History of suicide attempt or drug abuse;
Hypnotic use should be short-term. Chronic use may lead to dependence;
OB: Chronic use during pregnancy results in drug dependency in the infant; may result in coagulation defects and fetal malformation; acute use at term may result in respiratory depression in the newborn;
Geri: Initial dose ↓ recommended.
PHENobarbital has been found in Davis's Drug Guide
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