Sodium Phenylbutyrate
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Sodium Phenylbutyrate?

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• This medicine is used to treat urea cycle disorder.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Wear disease medical alert identification.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you are on a low-salt diet (contains salt), talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have a weakened heart, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Not hungry.

• Abnormal taste. This is usually reversible.

• Change in body odor.

• Menstrual changes. These include lots of bleeding, spotting, or bleeding between cycles.

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