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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Pentothal Sodium.
Pentothal Sodium may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the d... View More
Pentothal Sodium is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and ... View More
Pentothal Sodium may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Pentothal Sodium should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pentothal Sodium may be needed. Please consult your doc... View More
Pentothal Sodium should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pentothal Sodium may be needed. Please consult your doct... View More
Pentothal Sodium is a prescription medicine used for producing general anesthesia. It is also used as truth serum because it alters certain functions in... View More
Uses of Pentothal Sodium
Side effects of Pentothal Sodium
- Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
- Skin rash
How to use Pentothal Sodium
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Pentothal Sodium works
Pentothal Sodium is a general anaesthetic. It works by causing reversible loss of consciousness to allow surgery without pain and distress.
- Pentothal Sodium is used to facilitate surgery without pain and distress.
- It is given as an injection into veins under the supervision of a doctor.
- It can cause severe drowsiness lasting for several hours. Do not drive or do anything that requires alertness for at least 24 hours.
- Inform your doctor if you have liver disease, thyroid disorder, severe heart disease, severe low blood pressure or a severe breathing disorder.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Status epilepticus, Induction of anesthesia, Reduction of raised intracranial pressure
Intravenous Induction of anaesthesia Adult: 100-150 mg of a 2.5 or 5% solution injected over 10-15 sec repeated every 30-60 sec according to response ... View More
Intravenous Induction of anaesthesia Child: 2-7 mg/kg over 10-15 seconds; repeated after 1 minute if needed.. Status epilepticus Child: 5 mg/kg b... View More
Renal impairment: Dose reduction may be needed.
Thiopental Sodium for Injection is contraindicated in patients with severe respiratory embarrassment, hypersensitivity to barbiturates, status asthmatic... View More
Mode of Action
Thiopental sodium, a short-acting barbiturate anaesthetic, is a CNS depressant inducing hypnosis and anaesthesia but not analgesia. It has also been use... View More
Hypovolaemia; history of severe asthma, severe cardiac disease, severe anaemia, hyperkalaemia, toxaemia, myasthenia gravis, myxoedema; severe renal or h... View More
Coughing, hiccupping, sneezing, muscle twitching, laryngospasm, bronchospasm. IV: tissue necrosis (if extravasation occurs). Intra-arterial: Severe arte... View More
Possible increase in difficulty in producing anaesthesia in patients taking alcohol or CNS depressants. Additive action with other CNS depressants inclu... View More
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