Amytal Sodium Uses
Treats insomnia and also makes you feel sleepy before a surgery. This is a barbiturate.
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine.
This medicine is given through a needle placed in one of your veins or as a shot into a muscle.
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
Abnormal behavior, drowsiness, or confusion.
Anxiety or agitation.
Dark-colored urine or pale stools.
Lightheadedness or fainting.
Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, or pain in your upper stomach.
Pale skin or pale lip color.
Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.
You should not receive his medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to barbiturates.
You should not receive this medicine if you are pregnant.
You should not receive this medicine if you have porphyria, or certain types of liver disease or lung disease.
Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby.
Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant.
If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are breast feeding.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver disease or severe pain in any part of your body.
Make sure your doctor knows if you have severe depression or a history of drug addiction.
This medicine may make you drowsy.
Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
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or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular
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