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Thipen 500mg Injection

Prescription Required
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)


Thipen 500mg Injection is a prescription medicine used for producing general anesthesia. It is also used as truth serum because it alters certain functions in the brain and make the person incapable of lying. It has now been used to reduce intracranial pressure also.

Thipen 500mg Injection is given as an injection in hospital settings under the supervision of a healthcare professional. It is important to provide medical history and inform your doctor if you are suffering from cardiovascular disease, asthma or myasthenia gravis as special care is needed in administering this medicine to such patients.

Some common side effects of this medicine are skin rash or pain at the site of injection, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and vertigo. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus. You should avoid drinking alcohol or taking other medications that cause drowsiness after taking this medicine as it may result in serious effects. Ensure that you practice additional pregnancy control methods as this medicine may decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills.

Uses of Thipen Injection

Benefits of Thipen Injection

In Anesthesia

Thipen 500mg Injection is a general anesthetic agent. It works by causing loss of consciousness for a certain duration of time. This helps to carry out surgical procedures or diagnostic procedures without causing pain or discomfort to the patient. It is given as an injection by a specialist doctor called anesthetist in a hospital setup.

Side effects of Thipen Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Thipen

  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
  • Drowsiness
  • Skin rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Vertigo

How to use Thipen Injection

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

How Thipen Injection works

Thipen 500mg Injection is a general anaesthetic. It works by causing reversible loss of consciousness to allow surgery without pain and distress.

Safety Advice

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Thipen 500mg Injection.
Thipen 500mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Thipen 500mg Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Thipen 500mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Thipen 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Thipen 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Thipen 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Thipen 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Thipen 500mg Injection
Anesthal 500mg Injection
Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹6.48/ml of Injection
save 83%
Thiotal 500mg Injection
Harson Laboratories
₹19.04/ml of Injection
save 51%
₹20/ml of Injection
save 49%
Neon Laboratories Ltd
₹41.3/ml of Injection
6% costlier
Thiopental 500mg Injection
Vhb Life Sciences Inc
35% costlier

Quick Tips

  • Thipen 500mg Injection 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. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Ultrashort-Acting Barbituric Acid Derivative
Habit Forming
Therapeutic Class

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Thipen with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Aprepit, Aprepep, Fos-Aprepitant
Brand(s): Fosup, Artepitant, Fosaran
Brand(s): Powermet, Supermet, Grumet
Brand(s): Psycool

Patient Concerns

Sir in the year 2007 in my delivery time doctor given anesthesia for Sezerin the injection pain is convert to back pain pls give me suggestion
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
HI Need to consult to your ayurvedic doctor for Panchkarma therapy
What brand of drug should give to patient for local anaesthetic effect
Dr. Rohan Bhatt
Dental Surgery
Its depend on dentist wht brand he is using for anesthesia
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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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Samarth House, 168, Bangur Nagar, Off Link Road, Near Ayappa Temple & Kallol Kali Temple, Goregaon (W), Mumbai - 400 090.
Country of Origin: India

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