- It is used to treat sleep problems.
- It is used to calm you before care.
- It is used to treat seizures.
- It is used to put you to sleep for surgery.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Nembutal Pills
- If you have an allergy to pentobarbital or any other part of Nembutal (pentobarbital).
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have ever had porphyria.
- If you have liver disease.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Nembutal (pentobarbital).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Nembutal (pentobarbital) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Nembutal Pills ?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Nembutal (pentobarbital). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until the effects of Nembutal (pentobarbital) wear off and you feel fully awake.
- Have your blood work checked if you are on Nembutal (pentobarbital) for a long time. Talk with your doctor.
- This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.
- Use Nembutal (pentobarbital) for short periods of time. If signs show up again, talk with the doctor.
- If you have been taking Nembutal (pentobarbital) for many weeks, talk with your doctor before stopping. You may want to slowly stop Nembutal (pentobarbital).
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Nembutal (pentobarbital).
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
- This medicine may affect how much of some other drugs are in your body. If you are taking other drugs, talk with your doctor. You may need to have your blood work checked more closely while taking Nembutal (pentobarbital) with your other drugs.
- If you are 65 or older, use Nembutal (pentobarbital) with care. You could have more side effects.
- Studies in young animals and children have shown that frequent or long-term use of anesthesia drugs or drugs used for sleep in children younger than 3 years of age may lead to long-term brain problems. This may also happen in unborn babies if the mother uses Nembutal (pentobarbital) during the third trimester of pregnancy. Talk with the doctor.
- Birth control pills and other hormone-based birth control may not work as well to prevent pregnancy. Use some other kind of birth control also like a condom when taking Nembutal (pentobarbital).
- This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking Nembutal (pentobarbital), call your doctor right away.
- Long-term use of Nembutal (pentobarbital) during pregnancy may cause dependence in the unborn baby or newborn. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.