Pentobarbital is in a gathering of medications called barbiturates (bar-BIT-chur-ates). Pentobarbital moderates the action of your cerebrum and sensory system.
Pentobarbital is utilized fleeting to treat sleep deprivation. Pentobarbital is additionally utilized as a crisis treatment for seizures, and to make you nod off for surgery.
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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
weak or shallow breathing;
slow heart rate, weak pulse; or
feeling like you might pass out.
Less serious side effects may include:
problems with memory or concentration;
excitement, irritability, or aggression (especially in children or older adults);
loss of balance or coordination;
nausea, vomiting, constipation;
"hangover" effect (drowsiness the day after a dose).
Oral capsules or elixir: 100 mg orally at bedtime. Rectal suppository: 120 to 200 mg rectally. Injection: 100 to 200 mg IM or IV.