pentobarbital-rectal suppository, Nembutal
GENERIC NAME: PENTOBARBITAL - RECTAL SUPPOSITORY (pen-toe-BARB-ih-tall)
BRAND NAME(S): Nembutal
USES: This medication is for short-term use as a sleeping aid (for insomnia) or for anxiety relief.
HOW TO USE: Warm the suppository under lukewarm water or in your hands. Unwrap suppository and moisten with a little water. Lie down on your left side with the right knee bent. Push the suppository into the rectum with your finger. Remain lying down for a few minutes and avoid having a bowel movement for an hour or longer so the drug will be absorbed. Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or use it more often than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for a longer period of time, do not suddenly stop using this without first consulting your doctor. When used for extended periods, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing. Consult your doctor if the medication is not working well.
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