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Prolonged jandice neonate

Hi my son is 63 days old he has prolonged jaundice. With unconjugated bilirubin 6.3. All investigation are normal range. Doc has started phenobarbitone for immature liver is it safe and what is the side effect of this drug
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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain
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Hello there.  I can understand your concern.  Let the paediatrician do what he is best at doing. Do not worry. Im sure the paediatrician knows what he is best at doing. But if you have not consulted a pediatrician, you would need to consult him. You stay calm. Your child will be alright. Best regards. Dr. Anil kumar jain. Bangalore.
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Dr. S Velmurugan
Neurologist 19 yrs exp Coimbatore
Giving phenobarbitone is not the practice in western countries. It is likely to be related to breast feeding if the conjugated bilirubin is below 10%. You do not need to stop breast feeding as it does not cause harm.
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