Brevital Sodium Side Effects
Generic name: methohexital
Note: This document contains side effect information about methohexital. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Brevital Sodium.
For the Consumer
Applies to methohexital: injectable powder for injection, intravenous solution
You should not use this medicine if you have a history of porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system).
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Tell your caregivers right away if you have:
severe burning or swelling where the medicine was injected;
numbness or tingly feeling;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
weak or shallow breathing; or
confusion, anxiety, or restless feeling when coming out of anesthesia.
Side effects such as confusion, depression, or excitement may be more likely in older adults and those who are ill or debilitated.
Common side effects may include:
chills or shivering;
muscle twitching; or
mild skin rash or itching.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to methohexital: injectable powder for injection, intravenous powder for injection, intravenous solution
Frequency not reported: Emergence delirium, restlessness, and anxiety (especially in the presence of postoperative pain)[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Injection site pain[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Thrombophlebitis[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Skeletal muscle hyperactivity (twitching)[Ref]
More about Brevital Sodium (methohexital)
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- Drug class: general anesthetics
Related treatment guides
1. "Product Information. Brevital Sodium (methohexital)." Par Pharmaceutical Inc, Chestnut Ridge, NY.
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.