Nembutal Injectable is a short-acting barbiturate injection, chemically designate as sodium 5-ethyl-5-(1-methylbutyl) barbiturate. The barbiturates are nonselective central nervous system depressants which are primarily use as sedative hypnotics and also anticonvulsants in sub-hypnoticdoses. It’s use short-term as a sedative to treat insomnia, or to cause you to fall asleep for surgery. Pentobarbital is also use as an emergency treatment for seizures.
It’s indicated as:
• Sedatives. • Hypnotics, for the short-term treatment of insomnia, since they appear to lose their effectiveness for sleep induction and sleep maintenance after 2 weeks. – Pre-anaesthetics. • Anticonvulsant, in anaesthetic doses, in the emergency control of certain acute convulsive episodes, e.g., those associated with status epilepticus, cholera, eclampsia, meningitis, tetanus, and toxic reactions to strychnine or local anaesthetics.