The barbiturates are nonselective central nervous system depressants which are primarily used as sedative hypnotics and also anticonvulsants in subhypnotic doses. The barbiturates and their sodium salts are subject to control under the Federal Controlled Substances Act (See “Drug Abuse and Dependence” section).
The sodium salts of amobarbital, pentobarbital, phenobarbital, and secobarbital are available as sterile parenteral solutions.
Barbiturates are substituted pyrimidine derivatives in which the basic structure common to these drugs is barbituric acid, a substance which has no central nervous system (CNS) activity. CNS activity is obtained by substituting alkyl, alkenyl, or aryl groups on the pyrimidine ring.
PRODUCT INFO Nembutal® Sodium Solution CII (pentobarbital sodium injection, USP)
DESCRIPTION: 50 mg/mL Multi-dose Vial – Sterile
COMPARE TO: N/A
SIZE: 100 m
LUNIT OF SALE: 1
ORANGE BOOK: N/A
STORAGE: Exposure of pharmaceutical products to heat should be minimized.Avoid excessive heat. Protect fromfreezing. It is recommended that the product be stored at 20-25°C (68-77°F), however, brief excursions are permitted between 15-30°C (59-86°F).