Buy 01Pentobarbital Nembutal Sodium
Short-acting oral and parenteral barbiturate; for preoperative anxiety, sedation, refractory seizures, or to induce coma for increased intracranial pressure; rarely used for insomnia due to rapid development of tolerance; close monitoring for emerging or worsening suicidal thoughts/behavior or depression is recommended.
COMMON BRAND NAMES
Nembutal/Pentobarbital Sodium Intramuscular Inj Sol: 1mL, 50mg
Nembutal/Pentobarbital Sodium Intravenous Inj Sol: 1mL, 50mg
DOSAGE & INDICATIONS
150 to 200 mg IM. Use a reduced dosage in debilitated or geriatric patients.
2 to 6 mg/kg/dose IM (Max: 100 mg/dose). If adequate sedation is not achieved 1 hour after administration, an additional 1 to 3 mg/kg/dose may be given.
100 mg IV is a common, initial dose for a 70-kg adult. Allow at least 1 minute to assess full effect of dose. Additional doses may be given up to a total of 200 to 500 mg. Use a reduced dosage in debilitated or geriatric patients.
NOTE: Oral capsules are no longer commercially available in the US. Although details regarding stability are not available, the parenteral solution has been mixed in a 3:1 ratio with cherry syrup and given orally. In these pediatric studies, oral pentobarbital was better tolerated and as effective as the comparator (IV pentobarbital or chloral hydrate).