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is he taking the phenobarbital under a doctor's supervision?

phenobarbital has a rather nasty side effect profile and a lot of people hate it (whereas keppra has few cognitive s.e., phenobarbital can really mess with your cognition.)

(i think i'm not fully understanding the question here.)

i have know people who use phenobarbital to treat their epilipsy. as a last resort, after all else failed. and they've used it because it works. last resort, but worked very well.

so, i guess what i'm asking is, is he only taking it because of $, or does his doctor support this decision? because it is very effective at controlling seizures.

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Far as I understand this friend's taking phenobarbital even tho' his dr.s' want him to be on a newer med. Maybe he's done other meds that haven't been as good for him grand mals. And I think the convenience of it's inexpense (and familiarity?) are flattering, too. (He likes to drive.)

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