methohexital-injection, Brevital


BRAND NAME(S): Brevital

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This barbiturate medication is used, either alone or with other drugs, for anesthesia.

HOW TO USE: This medication is given by vein (IV injection or continuous infusion) under physician supervision. Your response will be monitored continuously as you receive this medication. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Learn all mixing, dilution and administration/usage instructions in the product package and follow all safety precautions. Consult your pharmacist for details. Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for an extended period of time, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor's approval. The liquid should be checked for particles or discoloration. If either are present, discard the liquid. Make sure needles and medical supplies are stored safely and disposed of properly.

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