Sodium phenylbutyrate is converted to a substance in the body that helps the kidneys eliminate waste substances from the body. These waste substances can produce ammonia, which is toxic if it builds up in your blood.

Sodium phenylbutyrate is used to treat urea cycle disorders in people who lack certain liver enzymes needed to properly eliminate waste substances from the body. This medicine helps prevent a build-up of ammonia in the blood.

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  • Buphenyl
  • More common
    Change in the frequency of breathing
    lack of or irregular menstruation
    lower back, side, or stomach pain
    mood or mental changes
    muscle pain or twitching
    nausea or vomiting
    nervousness or restlessness
    swelling of the feet or lower legs
    unpleasant taste
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Less common
    Chills
    fever
    joint pain
    sore throat
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    Rare
    Convulsions (seizures)
    dizziness
    dryness of the mouth
    fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
    increased blood pressure
    increased thirst
    irritability
    muscle cramps
    rectal bleeding
    swelling of the face
    unusual weight gain
    weak pulse
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with sodium phenylbutyrate may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common
    Changes in taste
    decreased appetite
    strong body odor
    Rare
    Abdominal or stomach pain
    constipation
    fainting
    headache
    mental depression
    skin rash
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