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What should I avoid while taking phenobarbital?

Because phenobarbital can affect your ability to remain physically and mentally alert, you should avoid taking phenobarbital in situations that require alertness. Avoid taking other sedatives, hypnotics, depressants, or barbiturates while taking phenobarbital as this can increase the effects of each and can increase the chance of an overdose. Avoid alcohol while using phenobarbital. Women should avoid becoming pregnant while using phenobarbital. If you are taking the medication for anxiety or sleeplessness, you should avoid prolonged use, as it can become addictive.

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