Phenobarbital overdose

Luminal overdose

Phenobarbital is a medicine used to treat epilepsy (seizures), anxiety, and insomnia. It is in a class of medicines called barbiturates. Phenobarbital overdose occurs when someone takes too much of this medicine. Barbiturates are addictive, producing physical dependence and a withdrawal syndrome that can be life threatening.

This article is for information only. DO NOT use it to treat or manage an actual overdose. If you or someone you are with overdoses, call the local emergency number (such as 911), or the local poison control center can be reached directly by calling the national toll-free Poison Help hotline (1-800-222-1222) from anywhere in the United States.

Poisonous Ingredient

Where Found


Before Calling Emergency

Poison Control

What to Expect at the Emergency Room

Outlook (Prognosis)