How to Take Amobarbital and Dose of Amobarbital


Find out how to take Amobarbital (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Amobarbital


How it should be taken  

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or large muscle.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

Insomnia- Adults - PO/IM/IV 65 to 200 mg at bedtime.
Sedation- Adults - PO/IM/IV 30 to 50 mg twice daily or 3 times daily.
Children - PO/IM 2 to 6 mg/kg/dose.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated in patients with history of acute or chronic pain, respiratory disease, severe liver impairment, porphyria and hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is a barbiturate derivative, prescribed for anxiety, insomnia and induction of preanesthetic sedation.  It alters cerebellar function and produces drowsiness, sedation and hypnosis

Pregnancy Category

Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise patient may get addicted to this drug.
Avoid rapid administration; otherwise it may lead to breathing problem.
Avoid alcohol consumption.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at controlled room temperature (15 to 30C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.

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