secobarbital/secobarbital sodium

secobarbital/secobarbital sodium (sē´kōbär´bətal),

n brand names: Novosecobarb, Seconal;
drug class: sedative-hypnotic barbiturate, controlled substance Schedule II;
action: nonselective depression of the central nervous system (CNS), ranging from sedation to hypnosis to anesthesia to coma depending on the dose;
uses: treatment of insomnia, status epilepticus, and acute tetanus convulsions, sedation, preoperative medication.