Nembutal Sodium Side Effects
Generic Name: pentobarbital
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 3, 2020.
Note: This document contains side effect information about pentobarbital. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Nembutal Sodium.
For the Consumer
Applies to pentobarbital: parenteral solution for injection
Side effects include:
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to pentobarbital: compounding powder, injectable solution, oral capsule, oral elixir, rectal suppository
Common (1% to 10%): Somnolence
Frequency not reported: Headache[Ref]
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Apnea, hypoventilation[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Exfoliative dermatitis, skin rashes[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Megaloblastic anemia[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Liver damage[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Fever[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Injection site reactions[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Pentobarbital (pentobarbital)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
2. "Product Information. Nembutal Sodium (pentobarbital)" Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
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