Methohexital is a barbiturate (bar-BIT-chur-ate). Methohexital slows the activity of your brain and nervous system.
Methohexital is used to make you fall asleep before a surgery or other medical procedure. It is usually given in combination with other types of anesthesia.
severe burning or swelling where the medicine was injected;
numbness or tingly feeling;
feeling like you might pass out;
fast heart rate;
weak or shallow breathing; or
confusion, anxiety, or restless feeling when coming out of anesthesia.
Less serious side effects of methohexital may include:
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
chills or shivering;
muscle twitching; or
mild skin rash or itching.
(intravenous powder for injection, intravenous solution)