How does Brevital Sodium interact with other medicines or food?

Brevital (methohexital) can interact with some medications (both prescription and non-prescription) as well as with some herbal, mineral and vitamin products. Tell your doctor about any supplements or medications you are taking, particularly any blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumandin) or steroids, such as prednisone or dexamethasone (Decadron). Also, notify your doctor if you are using amiodarone, droxidopa, ethanol, sodium oxybate (GHB) or narcotic analgesics/pain killers such as codeine, since they can increase the risk of side effects from Brevital. In addition, barbiturates or phenytoin can lessen Brevital's effectiveness. This medication works best (and interactions can be lessened) if received on an empty stomach.

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