Sodium Phenylbutyrate

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What are you taking Sodium Phenylbutyrate for?

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  • Other
  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Beta-thalassemia
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders

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  • A month or so
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Uses of Sodium Phenylbutyrate


Sodium Phenylbutyrate is used in the treatment of:

  • Anemia, Sickle Cell
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • beta-Thalassemia

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Sodium Phenylbutyrate Drug Class

Sodium Phenylbutyrate is part of the drug class:

Sodium Phenylbutyrate Interactions

This is not a complete list of Sodium Phenylbutyratedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Sodium Phenylbutyrate and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Sodium Phenylbutyrate falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.


There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Sodium Phenylbutyrate should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.


No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Sodium Phenylbutyrate should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Sodium Phenylbutyrate Dosage

Take sodium phenylbutyrate exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Sodium Phenylbutyrate dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Sodium Phenylbutyrate is available in the following doses:

  • Sodium Phenylbutyrate 100% Oral Powder For Reconstitution
  • Sodium Phenylbutyrate 500 Mg Oral Tablet