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secobarbital (sĕk′ō-bär′bĭ-tôl′, -tăl′)
A white odorless barbiturate, C12H18N2O3, used in the form of its sodium salt as a sedative and hypnotic.
secobarbital Neuropharmacology An intermediate-acting sedative and hyponotic, replaced by benzodiazepines Adverse effects Prolonged drowsiness, parodoxic excitement, diffuse arthritis, myalgic, or neuralgic pain, hypersensitivity in Pts with upregulated immunity–eg, with asthma, angioedema, urticaria, drug interactions–eg, MAOIs, INH, ethanol; stimulation of hepatic microsomal enzymes may ↑ metabolism of drugs, endogenous steroids, and certain anesthetics Pharmacologic effects Like phenobarbital Used for Anxiolytic, relieves insomnia; pre-anesthesia