Active ingredients: thiopental
What it is used for
INDICATIONS AS AT 08 DEC 1993 : Pentothal may be used : 1. as the sole anaesthetic agent for brief surgical procedures; 2. for the induction of anaesthesia prior to the administration of other anaesthetic agents; 3. for the short-term control of condvulsive states; 4. to supplement regional anaesthesia or low potency agents such as nitrous oxide.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems