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Brevital Sodium Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is methohexital (Brevital Sodium)?
- What are the possible side effects of methohexital (Brevital Sodium)?
- What is the most important information I should know about methohexital (Brevital Sodium)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving methohexital (Brevital Sodium)?
- How is methohexital given (Brevital Sodium)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Brevital Sodium)?
- What happens if I overdose (Brevital Sodium)?
- What should I avoid after receiving methohexital (Brevital Sodium)?
- What other drugs will affect methohexital (Brevital Sodium)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Brevital Sodium)?
Since methohexital is used as a single dose, it does not have a daily dosing schedule.
What happens if I overdose (Brevital Sodium)?
Since this medication is given by a healthcare professional in a medical setting, an overdose is unlikely to occur.
What should I avoid after receiving methohexital (Brevital Sodium)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol just after receiving methohexital.
What other drugs will affect methohexital (Brevital Sodium)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- phenytoin (Dilantin);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); or
- steroids such as prednisone, fluticasone (Advair, Flonase, Flovent), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex), dexamethasone (Cortastat, Dexasone, Solurex, DexPak), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with methohexital. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about methohexital.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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