Thiopental Sodium is a depressant which is used for a wide range of purposes, from sedation to anaesthesia. It is also used to relieve pain. While primarily used as an anaesthetic for brief surgical procedures, it is also used to supplement other anaesthetics, to sedate during hypnosis, to relax the muscles in convulsive states, and also for narcosynthesis and narcoanalysis in patients with psychiatric disorders. The most common mode of administration is intravenously, though the oral and rectal modes of administration are also known. Thiopental Sodium makes a person unconscious within 30-45 seconds.
The usual dosage is 3-6 mg/kg, but it may vary with age, sex, lean body mass, and certain medical conditions like burns, hypovolemia, liver failure, etc. Younger people tend to require relatively larger doses than middle-aged or elderly people, as the latter take more time to metabolize. Contraindications include absence of suitable veins for IV, porphyria, and allergy to barbiturates, Side effects of Thiopental Sodium include headaches, prolonged sleepiness, nausea and agitated emergence. The hangover from the side effects can last for up to 36 hours.
Do not take Thiopental Sodium unless prescribed, as it can form a habit very easily. It may also prove to be fatal in higher doses.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Anesthesiologist before using this medicine.
Is It safe with alcohol?Thioz 500mg infusion may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Thioz 500mg infusion may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect liver function?There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Thiopental Sodium as ingredient
Thiopental Sodium combines at a specific binding region that is related to Cl ionopore at the receptor GABA heightening the time for which the Cl ionopore remains exposed. The inhibitory effect of receptor GABA which is of a post-synaptic nature is therefore delayed.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
APRECAP 125MG CAPSULE
BETAONE XL 50MG TABLET
Starcad-Beta 50Mg Tablet
Supermet 50Mg Tablet Xl
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