Nembutal Pills is a short-acting barbiturate typically used as a sedative, a pre-anesthetic, and to control convulsions in emergencies. It can also be used for short-term treatment of insomnia but has been largely replaced by the benzodiazepine family of drugs.
Short-term (≤ 2 weeks) treatment of insomnia when oral route is not feasible.
NEMBUTAL DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
IM: 150mg–200mg (max 5mL/inj) as a single deep IM inj. IV: Inject slowly (max 50mg/min). ≥70kg: initially 100mg; observe and monitor vital signs at least 1 minute, then may increase as needed in small increments to usual max 500mg. Elderly, debilitated, renal or hepatic impairment: reduce dose.
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