A carbamate with hypnotic, sedative, and some muscle relaxant properties, although in therapeutic doses reduction of anxiety rather than a direct effect may be responsible for muscle relaxation. Meprobamat has been reported to have anticonvulsant actions against petit mal seizures, but not against grand mal seizures (which may be exacerbated). It is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders, and also for the short-term management of insomnia but has largely been superseded by the benzodiazepines. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p603) Meprobamat is a controlled substance in the U.S.

Most likely, Meprobamat - a mixture:
282 Mep (Acetylsalicylic Acid + Caffeine Citrate + Codeine Phosphate + Meprobamate)

Medicinal name:
  • Meprobamate 200 MG Oral Tablet
  • Meprobamate 400 MG Oral Tablet

Meprobamat - Pharmacology:

Meprobamat's mechanism of action is not known. It has been shown in animal studies to have effects at multiple sites in the central nervous system, including the thalamus and limbic system. Meprobamat binds to GABAA receptors which interrupt neuronal communication in the reticular formation and spinal cord, causing sedation and altered perception of pain.

Meprobamat Interactions

No Information Provided.

Meprobamat Contraindications

Acute intermittent porphyria as well as allergic or idiosyncratic reactions to meprobamate or related compounds such as carisoprodol, mebutamate, tybamate or carbromal.

Manufacturers name:

  • Taro Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc
  • DrReddys Laboratories Limited
  • Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited
  • Watson Laboratories, Inc
  • Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

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Chemical structure:
O O N N O O H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H C9H18N2O4 2D chemical structure C9H18N2O4 SVG | 2D structure Meprobamate | Nz-(1-Carboxyethyl)-Lysine | chemical names, chemical properties, classification C9H18N2O4