Proper usage of Mb Tab requires strict adherence to your doctor’s orders. Take it by mouth with or without food. Do not crush, chew or break it before swallowing.
It is different for different patients. Dosage mentioned below is an average dose. You must follow your doctor’s instructions.
For regular (short-acting) tablets:
Adults and children 12 years of age and older, 400 milligrams (mg) three or four times a day, or 600 milligrams two times a day.
Children 6 to 12 years of age, 100 to 200 (mg) two or three times a day.
For long-acting dosage forms (extended-release tablets):
Adults and children 12 years of age or older, 400 to 800 mg two times a day, in the morning and at bedtime.
Children 6 to 12 years of age, 200 mg two times a day, in the morning and at bedtime.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. If it almost a time for your next dose skips the missed dose and continue your daily schedule. Doubling the dose is harmful.
Store it at room temperature. Keep it away from children.
4 Precautions to Take
Before using Mb Tab, there are some precautions you must take. Your doctor should check your daily progress at regular visits. You should go to your doctor every 4 months at least to make sure if you need to continue it or not.
Avoid drinking alcohol or taking other medications that are CNS depressants (sedatives, tranquilizers, barbiturates, antihistamines, muscle relaxants or anesthetics) while taking Meprobamate. It will add to the effects of alcohol and other depressants.
Your doctor will gradually reduce the dose of this drug before stopping it completely. It is dangerous to suddenly stop taking the drug. It can alter the results of some tests such as metyrapone test and the phentolamine test.
Meprobamate may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or light-headedness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Meprobamate with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
Meprobamate is known to cause dry mouth in some patients. Use a saliva substitute or sugarless candy or gums. If the mouth is dry for more than 2 weeks inform your doctor or dentist as dry mouth can lead to dental diseases and fungal infection of the mouth.
5 Potential Side Effects
As with many medications, there are several potential side effects associated with Mb Tab. Some people may experience none or minor side effects. Consult with your doctor if they become problematic or frequent.
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