Pentothal Side Effects
Generic name: thiopental
Note: This document contains side effect information about thiopental. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Pentothal.
Applies to thiopental: intravenous powder for injection, rectal suspension
Common (1% to 10%): Pain at the administration site[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Involuntary movements, muscle tremor[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Unpleasant dream, euphoria, dysphoria[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Shivering
Frequency not reported: Malaise, fatigue[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Somnolence, delayed wakening
Frequency not reported: Renal failure, polyuria (when high doses are used)[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Skin reactions[Ref]
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 6, 2021.
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