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Thiopental : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Thiopental with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Thiopental is a barbiturate general anesthetic, prescribed for induction of anesthesia. It depresses the central nervous system, causing mild sleep.

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Thiopental Interactions with Food and Herbs

St.John's Wort: St. John's wort may cause the effects of thiopental to last for longer than usual. Hence, it should be avoided if the patient is going in for a surgery requiring general anesthesia or before any other use of thiopental.

Thiopental Interactions with Alcohol

The combination of thiopental and alcohol causes increased sedation. So, it's better to avoid alcohol when you likely to be administered thiopental.
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How to Take the Medication -

It generally comes as 500mg/20ml solution which is injected intravenously during general anesthesia. Thiopental has an ability to cause respiratory and cardiac depression.
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