secobarbital sodium


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secobarbital sodium

[sek′obär′bital]
a barbiturate sedative-hypnotic.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of insomnia and agitation and as an anticonvulsant and preoperative sedative.
contraindications Impaired liver function or known hypersensitivity to this drug or to any barbiturate prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse effects are central nervous system and respiratory depression, hypersensitivity reactions, and paradoxical excitement. Kidney damage may result from the polyethylene glycol that is used as a diluent in injectable preparations of the drug.

secobarbital

(sĕk″ō-băr′bĭ-tăl″)
A barbiturate used for its sedative and hypnotic effects.

secobarbital sodium

A hypnotic and sedative drug.