What is Phenylbutazone for ?

This medication is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used for the short term treatment of fever and pain.

How does Phenylbutazone work ?

This drug is prescribed for fever, pain and inflammation in the body.

How should Phenylbutazone be used ?

It comes as tablets and capsules to take by mouth with food. The recommended oral dose is 2-4 grams1000 Ib daily.

Common side effects of Phenylbutazone ?

Bloody or black stools, chills, fever, sore throat, yellowing of the eyes and skin, unusual bleeding or bruising, difficult urination, skin rash, mouth sores and unusual tiredness.

What do I do if I miss a dose ?

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What precautions should I take when taking Phenylbutazone ?

Caution needed for pregnant and breast feeding women.

When do I need to seek medical help ?

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Not able to pass urine. Sudden change in eyesight, eye pain, or irritation. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Phenylbutazone with other medicines ?

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions ?

Avoid Alcohol.

How do I store Phenylbutazone ?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

Pregnancy Category ?

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Therapeutic Classification ?

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), Non-Opioid Analgesics & Antipyretics.