amobarbital/amobarbital sodium

amobarbital/amobarbital sodium (am´ōbär´bital),

n brand name: Amytal;
drug class: barbiturate sedative-hypnotic (Controlled Substance Schedule II);
action: nonselective depression of CNS ranging from sedation to hypnosis to anesthesia to coma, depending on dose administered;
uses: sedation, preanesthetic sedation, insommia, anticonvulsant, adjunct in psychiatry, hypnotic.