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THIOPENTAL 1GM INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 72.90 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for THIOPENTAL

Thiopental Sodium(1 gm)

food interaction for THIOPENTAL

alcohol interaction for THIOPENTAL

pregnancy interaction for THIOPENTAL

lactation interaction for THIOPENTAL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Thiopental 1gm injection at a fixed time.
Thiopental 1gm injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Thiopental 1gm 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for THIOPENTAL

Thiopental Sodium(1 gm)

Uses

Thiopental 1gm injection is used in epilepsy and anesthesia.

How it works

Thiopental 1gm injection controls seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Body temperature decreased, Reduced brain function, Cough, Decreased blood pressure, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Fatigue, Headache, Loss of appetite, Feeling of discomfort, Shivering, Sneezing, Brochospasm, Delirium (acute confusional state)

SUBSTITUTES for THIOPENTAL

3 Substitutes
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  • PENTONE 1GM INJECTION
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    Rs. 50/injection
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  • ANESTHAL 1GM INJECTION
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    Rs. 2.16/ML of injection
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Expert advice for THIOPENTAL

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for THIOPENTAL

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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Content on this page was last updated on 25 June, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)