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Other namesBenzonal
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Molar mass336.347 g·mol−1
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Benzobarbital (Benzonal) is a barbiturate derivative. It has anticonvulsant effects and has been used for the treatment of epilepsy. [1]

It has similar liver enzyme inducing effects to the closely related drug phenobarbital, which may be exploited in some clinical applications. [2] [3]


  1. ^ Okudzhava VM, Chankvetadze BG (1989). "[Pharmacological characteristics of an anti-convulsive drug Benzonal and the evaluation of its therapeutic effectiveness (review of the literature)]". Zhurnal Nevropatologii I Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova (in Russian). 89 (11): 136–45. PMID 2696306.
  2. ^ Nadzhimutdinov KN, Khakimov ZZ, Kabulov S (1992). "[The advantages of benzonal as an inducer of the liver mono-oxygenase enzyme system compared to phenobarbital]". Eksperimental'naia I Klinicheskaia Farmakologiia (in Russian). 55 (1): 68–71. PMID 1305441.
  3. ^ Novozheeva TP, Saratikov AS, Grishanova AI, Gutkina NI, Akhmedzhanov RR, Khatsenko OG, Kozlovskaia NE (February 1991). "[Benzonal--a phenobarbital-type of inducer of the mono-oxygenase system]". Biulleten' Eksperimental'noi Biologii I Meditsiny (in Russian). 111 (2): 163–5. OCLC 613807502. PMID 1854958.