Its generic formulations are in Nembutal pills, Nembutal oral solution, Pentobarbital injection and Nembutal Sodium Solution.
Nembutal Sodium Solution is for injection into a muscle or a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Nembutal pills and Nembutal oral solution are consumed orally. Fill a plastic water or soda bottle with water. Put the tablet on your tongue and close your lips tightly around the bottle opening. Take a drink, keeping contact between the bottle and your lips and using a sucking motion to swallow the water and pill. Don’t let air get into the bottle.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Patients over 65 years old may have a stronger reaction and need a smaller dose.