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sodium phenylbutyrate - oral, Buphenyl

GENERIC NAME: SODIUM PHENYLBUTYRATE - ORAL (SO-dee-um fen-ill-BYOU-tih-rate)

BRAND NAME(S): Buphenyl

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USES: This medication is used along with changes in diet for long-term treatment of a certain inherited disorder (urea cycle disorder). It helps remove a certain chemical (ammonia) from the body. Too much ammonia in the body can cause brain damage and sometimes death.This medication should not be used to treat sudden, severely high levels of ammonia in the body. Seek immediate medical attention if you have sudden symptoms of too much ammonia, such as trouble thinking, vomiting, irritability, slurred speech, trouble walking, fainting.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014



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