Brevital Powder For Solution For Injection 2.5G Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Brevital: Powder for solution for injection (2.5g)

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What is this Medicine?

METHOHEXITAL (meth oh HEK si tal) is an anesthetic. It is used to cause relaxation and sleep before or during surgery. It does not relieve pain.

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Brevital Sodium 2.5g Powder for Injection

NDC: 526041448
  • Prescription Required
  • Federally Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
General Anesthesia Induction, General Anesthesia Maintenance

Brevital Sodium 2.5g Powder for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Brevital Sodium 2.5g Powder for Injection

Skin Redness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Brevital Sodium 2.5g Powder for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Brevital Sodium 2.5g Powder for Injection(Methohexital Sodium)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Methohexital Sodium)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Brevital Sodium 2.5g Powder for Injection(Methohexital Sodium)
Marijuana and Barbiturates(Methohexital Sodium)
Barbiturates can theoretically increase the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. The side effect profile of Marijuana, Medical may be altered if you take Barbiturates. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Brevital Sodium 2.5g Powder for Injection(Methohexital Sodium)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Barbiturates(Methohexital Sodium)
Barbiturates are commonly used for sedation, seizures or for sleep and include drugs like Amytal, Buticaps, Mysoline, Nembutal, Phenobarbital, and Seconal. Caffeine may cause sleeplessness, so if you are taking a barbiturate to help you sleep, you may wish to avoid taking caffeine and caffeine-containing foods like colas, coffee, teas, or chocolates within several hours prior to bedtime. Barbiturates may also decrease the actions of Caffeine; if you have a high intake of caffeinated foods or beverages you may experience a headache or irritability from decreased caffeine levels while taking these drugs until your body adjusts. If you take Caffeine for other purposes, notify your health care provider if you think Caffeine is not working as well for you.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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