Pentobarbital Sodium Solution For Injection 50Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Pentobarbital Sodium: Solution for injection (50mg)

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What is this Medicine?

PENTOBARBITAL (pen toe BAR bi tal) is a barbiturate. It is a sedative that is used to treat sleeping problems. It is used before surgery to induce sleep. It is also used to treat seizures in an emergency.

In-Depth Information

Nembutal 50mg/ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 764780501
  • Prescription Required
  • Federally Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Status Epilepticus, Procedural Sedation, Insomnia

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Increased Intracranial Pressure, Anxiety, Agitation, Head Trauma, Sedation Maintenance

Storage Information
Discard product if it contains particulate matter, is cloudy, or discolored
Protect from freezing
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Avoid excessive heat (above 104 degrees F)
Nembutal 50mg/ml Solution for Injection
Daily Life Interactions for Nembutal 50mg/ml Solution 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 Nembutal 50mg/ml Solution for Injection(Pentobarbital Sodium)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Pentobarbital 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 Nembutal 50mg/ml Solution for Injection(Pentobarbital Sodium)
Marijuana and Barbiturates(Pentobarbital 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 Nembutal 50mg/ml Solution for Injection(Pentobarbital Sodium)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Barbiturates(Pentobarbital 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 D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

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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