Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Sodium for euthanasia

Synonym(s): Sodium pentobarbitone, pentobarbitone sodium

Introduction

Name

  • Pentobarbital sodium 360 mg/ml (USA).
  • Pentobarbital sodium 200 mg/ml (UK).

Class of drug

  • 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

  • Euthanasia only.

Administration

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Other sources of information

  • Derived fromThe Veterinary Formulary4th edn (1998) Bishop, Y (Ed.). British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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