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In the US, Amobarbital (amobarbital systemic) is a member of the drug class barbiturates and is used to treat Insomnia and Sedation.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiepileptic agent

Agent for premedication

Hypnotic and sedative agent

Chemical Name

5-Etyl-5-(3'-metylbutyl) barbituric acid (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Amobarbitalum (Latin)
  • Amobarbital (German)
  • Amobarbital (French)
  • Amobarbital (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Amobarbital (OS: DCF, JAN, BAN, DCIT)
  • Acidum isoamylaethylbarbituricum (IS)
  • Amylobarbital (IS)
  • Amylobarbitone (IS)
  • Barbamylum (IS: USSRP)
  • Amobarbital (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, USP XXII)
  • Amobarbitalum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 2)
  • Amobarbital Sodium (OS: BANM)
  • Amobarbital Sodium for Injection (OS: JAN)
  • Amylobarbitone Sodium (IS)
  • Natrium isoamylaethylbarbituricum (IS)
  • Amobarbital sodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Amobarbital Sodium (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Amobarbital sodium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Amobarbital-Natrium (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Amobarbitalum natricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 2)

Brand Names

  • Ama (Amobarbital and Chlorpromazine)
    Atlantic Lab, Thailand
  • Isomytal
    Nippon Shinyaku, Japan
  • Amital
    Arena, Romania
  • Amytal Sodium
    Eli Lilly and Company, United States; Marathon, United States


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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