butabarbital sodium

butabarbital sodium

[byo̅o̅′təbär′bitôl]
a sedative; intermediate-acting barbiturate.
indications It is prescribed for the relief of anxiety, nervous tension, and insomnia.
contraindications Porphyria, seizure disorders, or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse reactions are jaundice, skin rash, and paradoxical excitement.
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