WHAT IS THE DOSE AND DURATION OF PHENOBARB FOR NEONATAL JAUNDICE /KERNICTERUS ??

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Previously it was used highly for neonatal jaundice right n left. But I don't think it's of great use now . Except in crijjler nazar type 2 syndrome. It still remain anticonvulsant of choice in neonatal seizure loading dose is 20 mg/kg followed by 3 to 5 mg /kg /day maintainence . Can b given im iv oral.

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No proven evidence regarding benefit of phenobarbitone to treat hyperbilirubinemia in neonates....

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