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What is butabarbital?

Butabarbital is a barbiturate that is used as a short-term treatment for insomnia, to relieve anxiety, and as a sedative prior to surgery. Butabarbital works by decreasing activity in the brain. Brand names of butabarbital are Butisol sodium and Busodium.

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