Nembutal sodium pentobarbital is a short-acting barbiturate, chemically designated as sodium 5-ethyl-5-(1-methylbutyl) barbiturate. This is one of the reasons for being more suitable for suicide than longer-acting barbiturates such as phenobarbital.
Nembutal sodium pentobarbital is also used short-term as a sedative to treat insomnia, or to cause you to fall asleep for surgery. This medicine is also used as an emergency treatment for seizures.
FORM OF MEDICATION
Pentobarbital is available in the following forms:
DESCRIPTION AND USES
Nembutal is a proven, reliable drug that brings about a peaceful death. Almost no failures are known, despite large statistics (for example, the Swiss euthanasia organisation Dignitas reported 840 exits with no single failure). There are however reports on seemingly slow or painful deaths with Nembutal in capital punishment, although this may be due to poor quality of the drug from compounding pharmacies given intravenously rather than orally.
Nembutal oral tablets are prescribed as sedatives, anticonvulsants or sleeping tablets. It is used sometime to relax patients before surgery. It can also act as an anti-seizure drug. Patients taking the drugs on a long-term basis mostly have to have periodic tests since the tablets can cause severe damages to vital organs.
veterinary Nembutal is a liquid and not in pill-form, which means that it has a shorter shelf life.
On the other hand, Seconal (secobarbital) is a short acting barbiturate. It is powerful as Nembutal if not more powerful, is still available in capsule form in the USA, EUROPE and probably the UK. Nembutal pills has a bitter taste that require the use of anti-emetics to prevent vomiting when given orally at high dosages.
It is easy from today form today to obtain Nembutal Sodium Solution pentobarbital sodium . Each mg contains pentobarbital sodium 50 mg ,100 mg capsules. The containers comes in a white bottle, and should have an untouched protective bands and be labelled clearly with brand name, mg, quantity. The nembutal solution is took orally, overdosage is fatal.
You should not use this medicine if you have a history of porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system).
Before taking this medicine
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to Nembutal Sodium or other barbiturates (butabarbital, phenobarbital, Luminal, Seconal, and others), or if you have:
a history of porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system).
To make sure Nembutal sodium pentobarbital is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
liver disease, kidney disease; temporary or chronic pain;
a history of addiction to phenobarbital or similar medicines (Valium, Xanax, Ativan, and others).
Using Nembutal Pentobarbital sodium during pregnancy could harm the unborn baby. If you use this medicine while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
Nembutal Pentobarbital sodium 50mgcan make birth control pills less effective. Ask your doctor about using a non-hormonal birth control (condom, diaphragm with spermicide) to prevent pregnancy.
Sedatives used during surgery may affect brain development in a child under 3, or an unborn baby whose mother receives this medicine during late pregnancy. These effects may be more likely when the medicine is used for 3 hours or longer, or used for repeated procedures. Effects on brain development could cause learning or behavior problems later in life.
Negative brain effects from anesthesia have been seen in animal studies. However, studies in human children receiving single short uses of anesthesia have not shown a likely effect on behavior or learning. More research is needed.
In some cases, your doctor may decide to postpone a surgery based on these risks. Treatment may not be delayed in the case of life-threatening conditions, medical emergencies, or surgery needed to correct certain birth defects.
Ask your doctor for information about all medicines that will be used during your surgery, and how long the surgery will last.