Shortage Of Phenobarbital

7 Replies Updated



Conversation Starter

lcs Says:


This is the 2nd month in a row I went to get a refill on a prescription and now walgreens tells me that the 64.8 mg has been discontinued by the manufacturer I need to talk to my doctor for an alternative. They were only going to give me 5 days worth of pills until I asked how many they had and said I take them all which wasn't even a months worth. So sad they couldn't call me and tell me.



Showing Replies 1 - 7 of 7 RSS Feed


Page of 1     Sorted By:
1
Jenna Says:

Hello Ics,

According to the FDA, Phenobarbital oral solution has been discontinued by the manufacturer as of 4/5/2012. I'm not sure about the tablets however. What is the name of the manufacturer? I may be able to track down more information once I know...

It's unfortunate that the pharmacy couldn't call to let you know about the discontinuation of these pills before you took the time to go in!

Have you researched any alternatives in the mean time?

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?     0     0  
2
lcs Says:

The manufacturer is Qualitest, no I haven't checked for alternatives because my vet tells me he has not heard of the pills being discontinued I have now transferred my script to CVS pharmacy alot cheaper and they claim its too is not being discontinued as far as they know. Don't know what Walgreens problem is maybe they just don't want to supply to dogs anymore. Thank you.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?     0     0  
3
Patti Says:

Walgreens is lying to you. The 64.8 is not discontinued..talk to another pharmacist there. I just
switched from Walgreens to Safeway. They carry 30 mg her in Lodi @ Safeway, I do not know
If they carry 64.8. I do not like that dosage because I have to cut the tablets and they crumble.
Good luck.. call pharmacies in your area. If Walgreens does not have it ..somebody does,

Love to all. Patti

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?     0     0  
4
rhinoldy Says:
via mobile

Here's a link for info: ashp.org/drugshortages/current that shows all current drug shortages and the reason why also when they'll be available again

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?     1     0  
5
lori Says:

I'm getting my 64.8mg from CVS now at half the cost of walgreens so all is good I guess it was a blessing that they wouldn't fill it anymore its saving me alot of money overall.

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?     0     0  
6
Patti Says:

Hi...I am not a dog. LOL, Walgreens switches from one company to another, if the company
is out of phenobarbital., they have to seek out another company they can get it from.
I still think one should question ANY Pharmacist who tells you a certain Rx is not available when
in fact you know Qualitest is making the product.
It is up to each of us to get on the phone and call pharmacies in our area. The numbers are on the
Internet. Never risk a seizure as you can die having one. Do not blame the pharmacies....we must
Realize our health is in our hands.. And be activists for ourselves. Good luck to all

REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?     0     0  
7
TT Says:


100 Tbs always in 45 days. But I don´t need really so mutch. we have Luminal 100mg and Luminaletten 15mg.

I need only 25mg 2 times a day. And 2 times Lyrika 150mg.
10 Pheno with 100mg are new and i am nota able to use all.
From the other Company are 95 Tabs are in the Box from ratiopharm I mean and 100 from Neuraxpharm
But the Original is really out of stock. Here im germany



REPLYSHAREREPORT
Was this helpful?     0     0  


Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply


More Discussions:

Phenobarbital Shortage??
I am having trouble getting phenobarbital from the pharm due to lack of supply. Anyone else having this issue? ## Hello,... 42 replies
side effects of phenobarbital
I want to know all of the side effects for phenobarbital. ## What are all the side effects to phenobarbital ## Side effe... 2 replies
Phenobarbital and Myrbetriq
I was prescribed Myrbetriq for a spasmatic bladder, but it is not working and I stopped taking it. The pharmacist says i... 5 replies
phenobarbital 30 mg
Is there a change in the dosage of phenobarbital 30 mg and if so why aren't pharmacies and doctors on the same page.... 5 replies
phenobarbital shelf life
Does a ten year old pill still have any potensy ## Most likely not. Even those still sealed in the original factory cont... 4 replies
Phenobarbital identifiers
white round pill with number 5012 imprinted on one side and a v or check mark like mark ## Yes, this is Phenobarbital 32... 3 replies
Phenobarbital 1
I have been on pheonbarbital for 40 years, no problem 60 mg 2x a day now. I am being told its back ordered, they don'... 3 replies
Phenobarbital tablet pictures
Phenobarbital in various strengths ## Not only are there copyright issues, but this is a generic medication, which means... 2 replies
phenobarbital 32 4 mixing with clonidine 1 mg
I have been on Suboxone for over a year and I want to get off of it. I am down to.5 mg once a day. For some reason that ... 1 reply
phenobarbital for dogs epilepsy
Is phenobarbital available by prescription only?...It's just for the seizures of my dog... Can you please help me wi...


Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.

 *

 *


 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.




4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Click here to show the question



This form will be submitted securely


TRUSTe

Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.


Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 29 May 2015.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2019 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA