What is Brevital (methohexital)?

Brevital (methohexital) is a barbiturate (sedative hypnotic) that is used to bring on sleep and induce anesthesia (lack of sensation or feeling) prior to surgical procedures in adults and chilren older than one month of age. Methohexital can be used by itself or combined with other medications. It works by slowing down activity in the brain and nervous system. It is usually given by injection in a hospital or clinical environment, so the patient's heart and breathing can be closely observed.

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