What is Nembutal Used For?
The rush for Nembutal during the past few years have made several people to ask the inevitable question – what is nembutal used for? Let us start by naming a few of the original and standard use of the drug before we proceed to the most recent use that has made the drug so important.
Uses of Nembutal
- Nembutal is used for procedural sedation or for use as a preanesthetic medication.
- Nembutal is used for sedation maintenance and to alleviate agitation and anxiety in patients refractory to standard therapy who are mechanically-ventilated.
- Nembutal is used for short-term treatment of insomnia.
- Nembutal is used as an alternative agent in the treatment of status epilepticus or for acute control of tonic-clonic seizures from meningitis, tetanus or chorea, ethanol withdrawal, eclampsia, or poisons.
- Nembutal is used for the reduction of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) in patients with traumatic brain injury (i.e., head trauma)
Nembutal for Euthanasia
The actual use of nembutal that has put it in the spotlight and made it a very popular topic of discussing for patients, doctors, legal authorities, action groups, NGOs etc is its use in voluntary suicide.
Pentobarbital can induce death when used in high doses. It is used for euthanasia for humans as well as animals. It is also used by itself, or in combination with complementary agents such as phenytoin, in commercial animal euthanasia injectable solutions.
In the Netherlands, the standard protocol for physician-assisted suicide is intravenously induced thiopental anesthesia, followed by bromide of alcuronium- or pancuronium-induced respiratory arrest. A concentrated oral solution of 100 ml containing 9 grams of pentobarbital sodium along with sugar syrup in a 20% ethanol solution is a standard solution used for self-administration by patient. The oral dosage of pentobarbital indicated for physician-assisted suicide in Oregon, US is typically 10 g in liquid form. This is considerably higher than the dose for the management of status epilepticus.
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Use of Nembutal for Capital punishment
Pentobarbital has been used or considered as a substitute for other drugs traditionally used in the United States for execution when they are in short supply. Such use however is illegal under Danish law, and when this was discovered, the owner of the drug, Lundbeck, stopped selling it to states that practice death penalty after public outcry in Danish media. US distributors of the drug are forbidden by the owner to sell it to any customers, such as several state authorities, that practice or participate in executions of humans.
Texas began using pentobarbital for executing death row inmates by lethal injection on July 18, 2012. The use of pentobarbital has been considered by several states, including Ohio, Arizona, Idaho and Washington; those states made the decision to switch following shortages of the pancuronium bromide, a muscle relaxant previously used as one component in a three-drug cocktail.
In October 2013, Missouri changed its protocols to allow for a compounded pentobarbital to be used in a lethal dose for executions. On November 20, 2013, Joseph Paul Franklin was executed by the state of Missouri. He was the first inmate executed in three years in the state and the first to die by a single dose of pentobarbital.