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Brand name: Pentothal TM

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

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White/yellow powder

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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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

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