Meprobamate ( Equanil, Meprospan and Miltown )
Meprobamate ( Equanil, Meprospan and Miltown ) are antianxiety agents. Meprobamate ( Equanil, Meprospan and Miltown ) are not benzodiazepines and are less effective. Used for short-term relief of anxiety or nervousness.
Do not take this drug if you are pregnant. Do not take this drug if planning to become pregnant. Do not take if you are breast-feeding.
Narcotics may increase the sedative effects of this drug. Do not take other sedative, benzodiazepines, or sleeping pills with this drug. The combinations could be fatal. Do not drink alcohol when taking benzodiazepines. Alcohol can lower blood pressure and decrease your breathing rate to the point of unconsciousness.
The habit-forming potential is very high. This drug should not be taken longer then three weeks. Do not stop taking this drug abruptly, this could cause psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms.
Do not give this drug to children under six years old. If over sixty there may be an increase in side effects.
Do not use if: You had negative reactions to this drug in the past.
Inform your doctor if:
Meprobamate ( Symptoms or Effects )
Common: Clumsiness / unsteadiness, drowsiness, dry mouth or dependency.
Rare: Skin rash / itching, confusion, racing heartbeat / palpitations, unusual bleeding / bruising, blurred vision, diarrhea, headache or nausea / vomiting.
See physician always: Clumsiness / unsteadiness, dependency skin rash / itching, confusion, racing heartbeat / palpitations, unusual bleeding / bruising, blurred vision, diarrhea, headache or nausea / vomiting.
See physician if severe: Drowsiness or dry mouth.
See physician NOW: Confusion, heartbeat / palpitations, unusual bleeding or dependency.