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Pentobarbital

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Synonym(s): Pentobarbitone


Introduction

Name

  • Pentobarbital sodium.

Class of drug

  • Short-acting barbiturate.

Description

Chemical name

  • 5-ethyl-5-(1-methylbutyl)-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-pyrimidinetrione.
  • 5-ethyl-5-(1-methylbutyl)barbituric acid.

Molecular formula

  • C11H18N2O3.

Physical properties

  • Non-sterile aqueous solution.

Storage requirements

  • Protect from light.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

Drugs which may increase the effect of pentobarbital

  • Chloramphenicol Chloramphenicol.
  • Other central nervous sytem (CNS) depressants (antihistamines, narcotics, phenothiazines).
  • Valproic acid Sodium valproate.

Drugs acted on by pentobarbital (enhanced metabolism/decreased effect)

Barbiturates

  • May enhance the effects of other anti-epileptics.

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • BSAVA Small Animal Formulary. Ramsey I (2017) 9th edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
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