Pentothal Injection

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Composition for Pentothal 0.5gm Injection

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Primarily used for

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Pentothal Injection

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Uses of Pentothal Injection

Pentothal Injection is used in anesthesia.
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Side effects of Pentothal Injection

Common

Drowsiness, Skin rash, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Vertigo.

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How to use Pentothal Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Pentothal Injection works

Pentothal injection causes a reversible loss of consciousness allowing surgery to facilitate surgery without pain and distress.

In Depth Information on Pentothal Injection

Expert advice for Pentothal Injection

  • Take special care if you have heart disease, circulatory problems, anemia, increased pressure in brain, muscle weakness or degeneration, thyroid problems, asthma, burns, shock.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery especially during the first 24 to 36 hours after the injection as thiopental cause drowsiness and disorientation.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or taking other medications that cause drowsiness (eg, sedatives, tranquilizers) while taking thiopental as it may lead to serious side effects.
  • Ensure that you practice additional pregnancy control methods as thiopental may decrease the effectiveness of the birth control pills.
  • Use thiopental with caution if you are an elderly patient, as you may be more sensitive to its effects, especially drowsiness, depression, or confusion.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Pentothal Injection
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Alcohol
CAUTION
Pentothal Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Pentothal Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
SAFE
Pentothal Injection is safe to use during lactation. Human
studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Pentothal Injection should be used with caution in patients
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Pentothal Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Pentothal Injection should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Pentothal Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Metolar XR 12.5mg Capsule, Betaone 50mg Tablet XL, Supermet 12.5mg Tablet XL, Tamepro 25mg Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Pentothal 0.5gm Injection

Frequently asked questions for Thiopental Sodium

Q. How does sodium thiopental work as a truth serum?
Sodium thiopental alters certain functions in the brain to make the person incapable of lying and he/she may speak only the truth.

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Substitutes for Pentothal

No substitutes found for this medicine
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