Description of the medicine: Ethinal-sodium (Aethaminalum-natrium)
ETAMINAL-SODIUM (Aethaminalum-natrium). 5-Ethyl-5- (2-amyl) sodium barbiturate.
Synonyms: Nembutal, Embutal, Isobarb, Mebubarbital, Narcoren, Nembutal sodium, Nembutal natrium, Pental, Pentobarbitalum Natricum, Pentobarbital sodium, Pentobarbital solublte, Pentone, Prodormol, Somnopentyl, Sopental, etc.
Flavourless white crystalline powder, bitter taste. Hygroscopic. Soluble in water. Aqueous solutions have an alkaline reaction.
The drug has a sleeping pill, and at higher doses, a narcotic effect. Sleep occurs relatively quickly (after 30 - 45 minutes), lasts 5 - 6 hours.
Assign inside as a sleeping pill for adults, usually at a dose of 0.1 - 0.2 g; children are prescribed 0.01 - 0.1 g, depending on age.
The drug can be used rectally (in enemas 0.2 g - 0.3 g). Intravenously injected slowly in the form of a 5% aseptically prepared fresh solution (5-10 ml).
Higher doses for adults inside; single 0.3 g daily 0.6 g
Release form: powder. Previously produced tablets of ethaminal sodium 0.1 g each are excluded from the range of medicines.
Storage: List B. In a well-sealed container.