Brevital: (Methohexital Sodium)

- For IV induction of anesthesia prior to the use of other anesthetic meds; 
- For IV induction of anesthesia and as adunct to inhalation anesthetic meds (such as nitrous oxide) for short surgical procedures; 
- Brevital may be given by infusion or injection; 
- Dosing: 
- 1% Brevital, is diluted in D5W or NaCl, given at 12 ml/min sec IV; 
- Cautions: 
- Note occurrence of respiratory or cardiovascular depression; 
- Note that Intra-arterial infusion/Extravasation is highly dangerous

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:04 pm