Meprobamate affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. Meprobamate is used to relieve anxiety, nervousness, and tension associated with anxiety disorders. Meprobamate may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Meprobamate acts on certain centers within the brain to calm the nervous system and reduce anxiety. Meprobamate does this by binding to GABA receptors, which then causes an altered perception of pain and sedates the patient. However, meprobamate has been shown to be effective even without binding to the GABA receptors. Meprobamate other mechanisms are not yet fully understood by scientists.