Thiopental Sodium

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Thiopental Sodium Uses

Thiopental Sodium is used in anesthesia.

How Thiopental Sodium works

Thiopental Sodium is a general anaesthetic. It works by causing reversible loss of consciousness to allow surgery without pain and distress.

Common side effects of Thiopental Sodium

Shivering, Cough, Sleepiness, Snoring, Confusion, Hypotension (low blood pressure), Respiratory depression
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Expert advice for Thiopental Sodium

  • Thiopental 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. 

Frequently asked questions for Thiopental Sodium

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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