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Who should not receive Brevital?

You should not receive Brevital Sodium (methohexital) if you:
  • are allergic to it
  • are taking sodium oxybate (GHB)
  • are not able to receive anesthesia
  • have porphyria (a blood disease)
Brevital Sodium should be cautiously used if you are elderly, since you may be more sensitive to the medication's effects. This drug also should be used with caution in children younger than one month of age, since its safety has not been determined for newborns.

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