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What is Mebaral?

Mebaral is no longer available in the United States.

Mebaral is the brand name version of the drug mephobarbital. Mephobarbital is a member of a group of medications called barbiturates. Mebaral acts by slowing or depressing the function of the nervous system, including the brain. It is used to treat anxiety, apprehension, and tension; when used for this purpose, it acts as a sedating drug, or sedative. Mebaral is also used to treat seizures; when used in this manner, it is considered to be an anticonvulsant.

Mebaral is supplied as a pill that is taken by mouth, and it is available only by prescription. It has some potential to be abused.

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