Medication Description: Ethiol sodium (Aethaminalum-natrium)
Etamine-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.
White odorless crystalline powder, bitter taste. Hygroscopic. Soluble in water. Aqueous solutions are alkaline.
The drug has a sleeping pill, and in higher doses a narcotic effect. Sleep occurs relatively quickly (after 30 - 45 minutes), lasts 5 - 6 hours.
Assign inside as a hypnotic for adults, usually in 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 of 0.2 g - 0.3 g). Intravenously administered 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
Form release: powder. Previously produced tablets etaminal sodium 0.1 g excluded from the range of medicines.
Storage: List B. In a well-closed container.