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How does phenobarbital treat seizures?

Phenobarbital is a barbiturate and it treats seizures by affecting and depressing the central nervous system.  As the drug affects the central nervous system, it slows down the sensory cortex, decreases motor activity, and inhibits seizures. Phenobarbital is quickly delivered to all tissues, including brain, kidneys, and liver.

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