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secobarbital/se·co·bar·bi·tal/ (se″ko-bahr´bĭ-tal) a short-acting barbiturate used as the sodium salt as a hypnotic and sedative and as an anticonvulsant in tetanus.
A white odorless barbiturate, C12H18N2O3, used in the form of its sodium salt as a sedative and hypnotic.
secobarbitalNeuropharmacology 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
a short- to intermediate-acting oxybarbiturate, used for sedation and anesthesia. Called also quinalbarbitone.