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Brevital Sodium

Brevital Sodium

Brevital Sodium Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Brevital Sodium)?

Since methohexital is given as needed by a healthcare professional, it is not likely that you will be on a dosing schedule.

What happens if I overdose (Brevital Sodium)?

Because methohexital is given by a healthcare professional under controlled conditions, it is not likely that you will receive an overdose of this medication.

What should I avoid after receiving methohexital (Brevital Sodium)?

Methohexital can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving for 8 to 12 hours after receiving methohexital, or doing anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

Avoid drinking alcohol just after receiving methohexital.

Follow your doctor's instructions about any other restrictions on food, beverages, or activity after you have received methohexital.

What other drugs will affect methohexital (Brevital Sodium)?

The following drugs can interact with methohexital. Tell your doctor if you are using any of these:

  • phenytoin (Dilantin);
  • a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin); or
  • steroids such as prednisone, fluticasone (Advair), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex), dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol) and others.

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with methohexital. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. 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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