Phenobarbital pharmacokinetics in obesity. A case report.


A morbidly obese woman [190 kg total bodyweight (TBW)] was admitted to hospital with a rapidly progressing wound infection. Over the next 2 weeks the patient developed congestive heart failure, acute renal failure, septic shock and multiple seizure episodes. Intravenous phenobarbital was added to phenytoin therapy to achieve seizure control. A total loading… (More)


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