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Common Meprobamate Side Effects


The most commonly reported Meprobamate side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Toxicity To Various Agents (14)
Respiratory Arrest (6)
Cardiac Arrest (6)
Pulmonary Oedema (5)
Completed Suicide (5)
Death (5)
Loss Of Consciousness (4)
Depressed Level Of Consciousness (3)
Excoriation (3)
Contusion (3)
Extrapyramidal Disorder (3)
Cardiovascular Insufficiency (3)
Aspiration (3)
Pulmonary Congestion (3)
Suicide Attempt (3)
Respiratory Depression (3)
Pancreatitis Acute (3)
Fall (3)
Hypothermia (3)
Malaise (2)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Meprobamate Side Effects Reported to FDA



Meprobamate Side Effect Report#9909951
Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest
This is a report of a 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Meprobamate (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Salicylate
  • Metoprolol
  • Propoxyphene
  • Clonazepam
  • Diazepam
  • Gabapentin
  • Acetaminophen
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Meprobamate treatment in female patients, resulting in Completed Suicide side effect.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#9683528
Serotonin Syndrome, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Pallor, Hyporeflexia, Respiratory Acidosis, Circulatory Collapse, Respiratory Failure, Feeling Cold, Hypotension
This report suggests a potential Meprobamate Serotonin Syndrome side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 45-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CH was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Meprobamate (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Meprobamate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Serotonin Syndrome, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Pallor, Hyporeflexia, Respiratory Acidosis, Circulatory Collapse, Respiratory Failure, Feeling Cold, HypotensionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Duloxetine
  • Prazepam
The patient was hospitalized. Although Meprobamate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Serotonin Syndrome, may still occur.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#9362868
Toxicity To Various Agents, Completed Suicide
This Toxicity To Various Agents problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Meprobamate (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Tramadol
  • Butalbital
  • Zolpidem
  • Carisoprodol
  • Temazepam
  • Hydrocodone
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Citalopram
When using Meprobamate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Toxicity To Various Agents, Completed SuicideAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Toxicity To Various Agents, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#9146323
Completed Suicide, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest
This Completed Suicide side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 35-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: completed suicide.The patient was prescribed Meprobamate (meprobamate) (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Hydrocodone W/acetaminophen (hydrocodone, Acetaminophen)
  • Hydoxyzine (hydroxyzine)
  • Skeletal Muscle Relaxant (skeletal Muscle Relaxant)
  • Promethazine (promethazine)
  • Venlafaxine
  • Topiramate (topiramate)
.After starting to take Meprobamate (meprobamate) the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Completed Suicide, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory ArrestThese side effects may potentially be related to Meprobamate (meprobamate).
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#8349352-0
Gangrene, Amputation, Extremity Necrosis, Cyanosis, Skin Graft, Peripheral Ischaemia, Pain In Extremity
This is a report of a 23-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Malaysia, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Meprobamate (dosage: 200 Mg, Intra-arterial, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Gangrene, Amputation, Extremity Necrosis, Cyanosis, Skin Graft, Peripheral Ischaemia, Pain In Extremity after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Meprobamate treatment in male patients, resulting in Gangrene side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#8335838-1
Product Substitution Issue
This report suggests a potential Meprobamate Product Substitution Issue side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A male patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: nervousness and used Meprobamate (dosage: 400mg + 200mg 3 Daily Oral) starting
Jan 01, 2004. After starting Meprobamate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Product Substitution IssueAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Meprobamate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Product Substitution Issue, may still occur.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#8326185-2
Toxicity To Various Agents
This Toxicity To Various Agents problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A 51-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Meprobamate (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Meperidine (meperidine)
  • Oxycodone Hcl
  • Diazepam
  • Carisoprodol (carisoprodol)
When using Meprobamate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Toxicity To Various AgentsAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Toxicity To Various Agents, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#8265379-1
Toxicity To Various Agents
This Toxicity To Various Agents side effect was reported by a health professional from Norway. A 38-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Meprobamate (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Carisoprodol (Unk)
.After starting to take Meprobamate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Toxicity To Various AgentsThese side effects may potentially be related to Meprobamate.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#8262079-9
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Suicide Attempt, Coma
This is a report of a 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Switzerland, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Meprobamate (dosage: 2000 Mg;once, start time:
Jul 15, 2011), combined with:
  • Alcohol (ethanol)
  • Remeron (600 Mg;once)
  • Lorazepam (13 Df; Once)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Suicide Attempt, Coma after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Meprobamate treatment in female patients, resulting in Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#8158371-9
Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest
This report suggests a potential Meprobamate Respiratory Arrest side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 57-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Meprobamate (dosage: Oral) starting NS. After starting Meprobamate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac ArrestAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Acetaminophen And Hydrocodone Bitartrate (Oral)
  • Laxative (stimulant) (Oral)
  • Carisoprodol (carisoprodol) (Oral)
  • Amitriptyline Hcl (Oral)
  • Pseudoephedrine Hcl (Oral)
Although Meprobamate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Arrest, may still occur.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#8152011-0
Malaise, Diarrhoea
This Malaise problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Jan 01, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Meprobamate (dosage: Tid, As Needed (prn)). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Lomotil (2.5 Mg, 3x/day, As Needed)
  • Lomotil (2.5 Mg, 3x/day, As Needed)
  • Levsin/sl (2 Df, 3x/day, As Needed (prn))
  • Lomotil
When using Meprobamate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Malaise, DiarrhoeaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Malaise, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#8132736-3
Rhonchi, Muscle Spasms, Oropharyngeal Pain, Bronchitis, Cough, Salivary Hypersecretion, Dyspnoea, Accidental Exposure
This Rhonchi side effect was reported by a health professional from Belgium. A 64-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: muscle spasms.The patient was prescribed Meprobamate (drug dosage: Inhalation), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Quinine Sulfate (Inhalation)
.After starting to take Meprobamate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Rhonchi, Muscle Spasms, Oropharyngeal Pain, Bronchitis, Cough, Salivary Hypersecretion, Dyspnoea, Accidental ExposureThese side effects may potentially be related to Meprobamate. The patient was hospitalized.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#8102902-1
Dyspnoea, Salivary Hypersecretion, Laryngeal Disorder, Lung Disorder, Oropharyngeal Pain, Chemical Injury
This is a report of a 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Belgium, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Meprobamate (dosage: Inhalation, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Quinine Sulfate (Inhalation)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dyspnoea, Salivary Hypersecretion, Laryngeal Disorder, Lung Disorder, Oropharyngeal Pain, Chemical Injury after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Meprobamate treatment in female patients, resulting in Dyspnoea side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#8030071-5
Toxicity To Various Agents, Brain Oedema, Pulmonary Congestion, Completed Suicide, Brain Herniation, Pulmonary Oedema
This report suggests a potential Meprobamate Toxicity To Various Agents side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 27-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from United States was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: ill-defined disorder and used Meprobamate (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Meprobamate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Toxicity To Various Agents, Brain Oedema, Pulmonary Congestion, Completed Suicide, Brain Herniation, Pulmonary OedemaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Acetaminophen
  • Carisoprodol
  • Acetaminophen
The patient was hospitalized. Although Meprobamate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Toxicity To Various Agents, may still occur.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#8018351-0
Completed Suicide
This Completed Suicide problem was reported by a physician from United States. A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Meprobamate (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Acetaminophen
  • Cocaine
  • Carisoprodol
  • Oxycodone Hcl (Unk)
When using Meprobamate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Completed SuicideAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Completed Suicide, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#8015665-5
Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Arrest
This Cardiac Arrest side effect was reported by a physician from United States. A 55-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Meprobamate (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Carisoprodol (Unk)
  • Oxycodone Hcl (Unk)
  • Diazepam (Unk)
  • Oxymorphone (Unk)
.After starting to take Meprobamate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory ArrestThese side effects may potentially be related to Meprobamate.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#8001526-4
Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest
This is a report of a 17-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Meprobamate (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Methadone (Unk)
  • Alprazolam (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Respiratory Arrest, Cardiac Arrest after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Meprobamate treatment in male patients, resulting in Death side effect.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#7816005-4
Malignant Peritoneal Neoplasm
This report suggests a potential Meprobamate Malignant Peritoneal Neoplasm side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from France was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Meprobamate (dosage: NA) starting
Jan 01, 2007. After starting Meprobamate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Malignant Peritoneal NeoplasmAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Anafranil
  • Morphine Sulfate
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil (cellcept)
  • Neoral
  • Atorvastatin Calcium
  • Nexium
  • Calcidia
The patient was hospitalized. Although Meprobamate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Malignant Peritoneal Neoplasm, may still occur.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#7784422-7
Toxicity To Various Agents, Aspiration, Scar, Ecchymosis, Eye Swelling, Contusion, Excoriation, Pulmonary Oedema
This Toxicity To Various Agents problem was reported by a physician from United States. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Meprobamate (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Oxymorphone
  • Vicodin
When using Meprobamate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Toxicity To Various Agents, Aspiration, Scar, Ecchymosis, Eye Swelling, Contusion, Excoriation, Pulmonary OedemaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Toxicity To Various Agents, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#7781181-9
Loss Of Consciousness, Cardiovascular Insufficiency, Pancreatitis Acute, Toxicity To Various Agents, Respiratory Depression, Extrapyramidal Disorder, Suicide Attempt
This Loss Of Consciousness side effect was reported by a health professional from Tunisia. A 43-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Meprobamate (drug dosage: 60 G, Single (150 Tablets)), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Meprobamate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Loss Of Consciousness, Cardiovascular Insufficiency, Pancreatitis Acute, Toxicity To Various Agents, Respiratory Depression, Extrapyramidal Disorder, Suicide AttemptThese side effects may potentially be related to Meprobamate. The patient was hospitalized.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#7760654-9
Toxicity To Various Agents
This is a report of a 41-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Meprobamate (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Alprazolam (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Toxicity To Various Agents after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Meprobamate treatment in male patients, resulting in Toxicity To Various Agents side effect.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#7735375-9
Cardiovascular Insufficiency, Respiratory Depression, Toxicity To Various Agents, Respiratory Disorder, Overdose, Loss Of Consciousness, Extrapyramidal Disorder, Suicide Attempt, Pancreatitis Acute
This report suggests a potential Meprobamate Cardiovascular Insufficiency side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Tunisia was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Meprobamate (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Meprobamate the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Cardiovascular Insufficiency, Respiratory Depression, Toxicity To Various Agents, Respiratory Disorder, Overdose, Loss Of Consciousness, Extrapyramidal Disorder, Suicide Attempt, Pancreatitis AcuteAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Meprobamate demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cardiovascular Insufficiency, may still occur.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#7716026-6
Blood Pressure Decreased, Poisoning, Pancreatitis Acute, Extrapyramidal Disorder, Respiratory Depression, Intentional Overdose, Loss Of Consciousness, Cardiovascular Insufficiency, Hypothermia
This Blood Pressure Decreased problem was reported by a health professional from Tunisia. A 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: suicide attempt. On NS this consumer started treatment with Meprobamate (dosage: 60 G (150 Tablet), Oral). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Meprobamate, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Blood Pressure Decreased, Poisoning, Pancreatitis Acute, Extrapyramidal Disorder, Respiratory Depression, Intentional Overdose, Loss Of Consciousness, Cardiovascular Insufficiency, HypothermiaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Blood Pressure Decreased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#7683131-2
Malaise, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Cardiac Fibrillation, Oedema Peripheral, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
This Malaise side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from United States. A male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Meprobamate (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on
Jan 01, 1976. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Amlodipine (5 Mg, Unk)
  • Dilantin (400 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Dilantin (400 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Warfarin (Unk)
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid (Unk)
.After starting to take Meprobamate the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Malaise, Blood Cholesterol Increased, Cardiac Fibrillation, Oedema Peripheral, Normal Pressure HydrocephalusThese side effects may potentially be related to Meprobamate. The patient was hospitalized.
Meprobamate Side Effect Report#7623357-7
Renal Tubular Necrosis, Rhabdomyolysis, Shock, Coma
This is a report of a 28-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from United States, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Meprobamate (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Celexa
  • Carbamazepine
  • Gabapentin
  • Oxcarbazepine
  • Methadone Hcl
  • Risperidone
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Renal Tubular Necrosis, Rhabdomyolysis, Shock, Coma after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Meprobamate treatment in male patients, resulting in Renal Tubular Necrosis side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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    NDC0591-5238
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameMeprobamate
    NameMeprobamate
    Dosage FormTABLET
    RouteORAL
    On market since19730503
    LabelerWatson Laboratories, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s)MEPROBAMATE
    Strength(s)400
    Unit(s)mg/1
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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 51

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    Reported deaths: 26

    Reported hospitalizations: 20

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