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IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

  • MEPROBAMATE – ORAL (meh-PRO-buh-mate)
  • MARCHIO COMUNE(I) – Equanil

USI: This medication is used short-term to treat symptoms of anxiety and nervousness. It acts on certain centers of the brain to help calm your nervous system.


  • Prendere

    Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 2 to 4 times daily or as directed by your doctor.

  • Dosaggio

    Dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment. Adults should not take more than 2400 milligrams in a 24-hour period.

  • Prendi questo farmaco

    Do not increase your dose or take this medication more often than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and the risk of serious side effects may be increased.

  • Usando questo farmaco

    If you suddenly stop using this medication, you may have withdrawal symptoms (such as vomiting, shakiness, confusion, and rarely seizures). To help prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. Withdrawal is more likely if you have used meprobamate for a long time or in high doses. Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if you have withdrawal.

  • Medication is used for a long time

    When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Your doctor may need to increase your dose or change your medication. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.

  • Causa dipendenza

    Though it helps many people, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lower the risk of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

  • Medico

    Informi il medico se la sua condizione persiste o peggiora.


Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, excitement, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Ricorda che il tuo medico ha prescritto questo farmaco perché ha ritenuto che il beneficio per te sia maggiore del rischio di effetti collaterali. Molte persone che usano questo farmaco non hanno gravi effetti collaterali.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: numbness/tingling/swelling of arms/legs.

Tell your doctor right away if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: fast/irregular heartbeat, fainting, signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), easy bruising/bleeding, signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), unusual tiredness.

Una reazione allergica molto grave a questo farmaco è rara. Tuttavia, rivolgersi immediatamente a un medico se nota qualsiasi sintomo di una grave reazione allergica, inclusi: eruzione cutanea, prurito/gonfiore (soprattutto del viso/lingua/gola), forti capogiri, difficoltà respiratorie.

Questo non è un elenco completo dei possibili effetti collaterali. Se nota altri effetti non elencati sopra, contatti il medico o il farmacista.

In the UK – Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at

Nel Regno Unito - Chiama il tuo medico per un consiglio medico sugli effetti collaterali.


Before taking meprobamate, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to carisoprodol, mebutamate, tybamate, or carbromal; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: a certain liver/blood disorder (porphyria), kidney disease, liver disease, brain disorders (such as seizures, brain damage), personal or family history of a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol).
  • This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
  • Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially drowsiness and addiction. Drowsiness can increase the risk of falling.
  • Durante la gravidanza, questo farmaco deve essere usato solo quando è chiaramente necessario. Discutete i rischi ed i benefici con il vostro medico.
  • Questo farmaco passa nel latte materno e può avere effetti indesiderati su un lattante. Consultare il medico prima di allattare.


Le interazioni farmacologiche possono modificare il modo in cui funzionano i farmaci o aumentare il rischio di gravi effetti collaterali. Questo documento non contiene tutte le possibili interazioni farmacologiche. Tieni un elenco di tutti i prodotti che usi (inclusi farmaci da prescrizione/non soggetti a prescrizione e prodotti a base di erbe) e condividilo con il tuo medico e farmacista. Non iniziare, interrompere o modificare il dosaggio di alcun medicinale senza l'approvazione del medico.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness, including alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (such as carisoprodol), and narcotic pain relievers (such as codeine).

Controlla le etichette di tutti i tuoi medicinali (come prodotti allergici o contro la tosse e il raffreddore) perché possono contenere ingredienti che causano sonnolenza. Chiedete al vostro farmacista per utilizzare questi prodotti in modo sicuro.


If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. United Kingdom residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: clumsiness, slurred speech, severe dizziness/drowsiness, or slow/shallow breathing.

APPUNTI: Do not share this medication with others. Sharing it is against the law.

Keep all medical appointments. Your doctor will periodically monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.


If you are taking this on a regular schedule and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. See packaging or consult your pharmacist for the exact temperature range. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Non gettare i farmaci nel water o versarli in uno scarico a meno che non venga richiesto di farlo. Eliminare correttamente questo prodotto quando è scaduto o non è più necessario. Consultare il farmacista o l'azienda locale per lo smaltimento dei rifiuti per maggiori dettagli su come eliminare in sicurezza il prodotto.

Information last revised April 2019. Copyright(c) 2019 First Databank, Inc.