Generic Name: pentobarbital sodium
Dosage Form: injection
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 21, 2019.
The barbiturates are nonselective central nervous system depressants which are primarily used as sedative hypnotics and also anticonvulsants in subhypnotic doses. The barbiturates and their sodium salts are subject to control under the Federal Controlled Substances Act (See “Drug Abuse and Dependence” section).