Pentobarbital Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 3, 2020.
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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