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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Pentothal (Overview)

Pentothal is an anesthetic sedative which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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Can you buy sodium pentothal?

Can you buy sodium pentothal?

No: Sodium Pentothal is a barbiturate used to induce general anesthesia. It can only be given intravenously (into a vein). It must only be used by trained anesthesia personnel who can support breathing and blood pressure. This medication is a controlled substance, only approved for use in the hospital or operating room setting. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
6 doctors shared insights

Pentothal (Overview)

Pentothal is an anesthetic sedative which is a kind of anesthetic agent.


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Can you explain pentothal use for surgery?

Can you explain  pentothal use for surgery?

PENTOTHAL & SURGERY: Pentothal has been used for surgical procedures for more than 50 years. Check with the doctor who will use it on you for any side effects. ...Read more

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Can you buy sodium pentothal?

No: Sodium Pentothal is a barbiturate used to induce general anesthesia. It can only be given intravenously (into a vein). It must only be used by trained anesthesia personnel who can support breathing and blood pressure. This medication is a controlled substance, only approved for use in the hospital or operating room setting. ...Read more

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Where do you buy sodium pentothal?

Where do you buy sodium pentothal?

You can't: Thiopental is reserved for usage by trained medical personnel only. ...Read more

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Can you explain pentothal use for surgery?

PENTOTHAL & SURGERY: Pentothal has been used for surgical procedures for more than 50 years. Check with the doctor who will use it on you for any side effects. ...Read more

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From where i can buy sodium thiopental?

From where i can buy sodium thiopental?

Controled substance: It is controlled substance and you need to have special license to get it. Also it is no longer available for anesthetic use in the us. Other countries may still have it. ...Read more

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Effect of thiopental on postoperative nausea and vomitting?

Effect of thiopental on postoperative nausea and vomitting?

None: It neither causes nor treats post op n ;v. It's used as an induction agent prior to giving inhaled anesthesia agents - some of them do cause n;v. ...Read more

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Does sodium thiopental have a high incidence of post op nausea and vomiting or low?

Does sodium thiopental have a high incidence of post op nausea and vomiting or low?

Unusual: To see this drug used anymore; once a mainstay of anesthesiology practice, stp has a long half-life, delaying "wake-up" and prolonging the recovery period after even short surgeries. Postop nausea had been a minor issue. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Lockhart
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Thiopental (Definition)

thiopeta is an aklylating agent which is a ...Read more