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Thiotal 500mg Injection

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Composition for Thiotal 500mg Injection

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Primary uses of Thiotal 500mg Injection

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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Thiotal Injection

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Uses of Thiotal Injection

Thiotal 500mg Injection is used in anesthesia.
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Thiotal Injection side effects

Common

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

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How to use Thiotal Injection

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

How Thiotal Injection works

Thiotal 500mg Injection causes a reversible loss of consciousness allowing surgery to facilitate surgery without pain and distress.

In Depth Information on Thiotal Injection

Expert advice for Thiotal 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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Thiotal Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Thiotal Injection
Alcohol
CAUTION
Thiotal 500mg Injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Thiotal 500mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Thiotal 500mg 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Kidney
CAUTION
Thiotal 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Thiotal 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Thiotal 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Thiotal 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Thiotal Injection

Frequently asked questions about 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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Thiotal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Thiotal with Aprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Aprepitant: Aprecap, Aprelief, Apriset, Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
Thiotal with Fosaprepitant
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Fosaprepitant: Fosaran, Fosaport, Fosaprepit, Fosalon, FOSapretero, Fosa, Fospritant
Thiotal with Pindolol
MINOR
Medicines with composition Pindolol: Visken
Thiotal with Celiprolol
MINOR
Medicines with composition Celiprolol: Celipress
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