Butabarbital is a barbiturate (bar-BIT-chur-ate). Butabarbital slows the activity of your brain and nervous system.
Butabarbital is used as a sedative. Butabarbital is also used short-term to treat insomnia, or as a sedative before surgery.
Butisol Sodium, Busodium
Clumsiness; dizziness; excessive daytime drowsiness; lightheadedness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking butabarbital:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; unusual hoarseness); abnormal thoughts or behavior; confusion; fainting; fever; hallucinations; mental or mood changes; nausea or vomiting; new or worsening trouble sleeping; severe dizziness; shortness of breath; swelling or tightness of the throat; very slow breathing.
(oral elixir, oral tablet)