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A short-acting barbiturate that is effective as a sedative and hypnotic (but not as an anti-anxiety) agent and is usually given orally. It is prescribed more frequently for sleep induction than for sedation but, like similar agents, may lose its effectiveness by the second week of continued administration. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p236)

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Tree Number(s): D03.383.742.698.253.593

Registry Number: I4744080IR

Entry Terms:

  • Pentobarbitone
  • Mebubarbital
  • Etaminal
  • Ethaminal
  • Sagatal
  • Nembutal
  • Pentobarbital Sodium
  • Pentobarbital, Monosodium Salt
  • Monosodium Salt Pentobarbital
  • Diabutal
  • Mebumal

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