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Thiopental (Pentothal) Summary

Description: A barbiturate that is administered intravenously for the induction of general anesthesia or for the production of complete anesthesia of short duration. It is also used for hypnosis and for the control of convulsive states. It has been used in neurosurgical patients to reduce increased intracranial pressure. It does not produce any excitation but has poor analgesic and muscle relaxant properties. Small doses have been shown to be anti-analgesic and lower the pain threshold. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p920)

Also Known As: Pentothal; Thiopental Sodium; Abbott Brand of Thiopental Sodium; Altana Pharma Brand of Thiopental Sodium; Bomathal Show All >>

Networked: 1341 relevant articles (57 outcomes, 102 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Thiopental is Relevant

  1. Seizures (Seizure) : 11 outcomes 16 studies in 154 results
  2. Pain (Aches) : 8 outcomes 5 studies in 63 results
  3. Ischemia : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 36 results
  4. Brain Ischemia (Cerebral Ischemia) : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 25 results
  5. Hypothermia : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 52 results
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Drugs Related to Thiopental

  1. Propofol (Diprivan)
  2. Ketamine
  3. Sodium
  4. Etomidate
  5. Lidocaine (Xylocaine)
  6. Fentanyl (Sublimaze)
  7. Isoflurane
  8. Intravenous Anesthetics
  9. Thiopental (Pentothal)
  10. Meperidine (Pethidine)
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Therapies Related to Thiopental

  1. Anesthesia
  2. Carotid Endarterectomy
  3. Intravenous Injections
  4. Spinal Anesthesia
  5. Resuscitation
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