SECOBARBITAL SODIUM is a Schedule X drug.
Secobarbital is a barbiturate, that slows the activity of your brain and nervous system.Secobarbital is used short-term to treat insomnia, This medication is used to calm you just before surgery.It works by slowing activity in the brain


SECOBARBITAL SODIUM is generally used to treat: Insomnia, Anxiety
SECOBARBITAL SODIUM can address symptoms like: Difficulty Sleeping, Head Headache, Difficulty Concentrating, Difficulty Staying Awake During Day, Restless Or Irritability

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Studies indicate Risk – Doctor advice is must

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Not Safe

How Do I Take It?

SECOBARBITAL SODIUM is generally taken Before Food.
Route of Administration: Oral


  • You should not use secobarbital if you have severe liver disease, severe breathing problems, or porphyria.
  • You should not use secobarbital if you are allergic to it.
  • Secobarbital can make birth control pills less effective.
  • Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice.Follow all directions on your prescription label. Never take secobarbital in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed.
  • Secobarbital may be habit-forming.
  • Never share secobarbital with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addictionIf you take this medicine to treat insomnia: Take secobarbital only when you are getting ready for several hours of sleep. You may fall asleep very quickly after taking the medicine.
  • Take secobarbital on an empty stomach. Do not take the medicine right after eating a meal.
  • Secobarbital is for short-term use only.
  • Secobarbital is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.
  • Since secobarbital is taken only at bedtime if needed, you are not likely to miss a dose.
  • If you do not have time to get a full night’s sleep after taking the medication, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled sleep time.
  • Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.Do not take secobarbital if you have consumed alcohol during the day or just before bed.
  • Avoid taking cold or allergy medicine that contains an antihistamine.
  • Secobarbital may impair your thinking or reactions. You may still feel sleepy the morning after taking secobarbital. Wait until you are fully awake before you drive, operate machinery, or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

Symptoms of Overdosage

SECOBARBITAL SODIUM over-dosage can result in: Drowsiness, Lightheadedness, Fainting, Dizziness, Difficult To Wake From Sleep, Slow Or Irregular Breathing, Cold

Common Side-Effects

SECOBARBITAL SODIUM : Drowsiness, Fatigue (tiredness), Head Headache, Dizziness, Memory Problems, Dry Mouth, Abdomen Upset Stomach, Restless Or Irritability, Loss Of Appetite

Serious Side-Effects

SECOBARBITAL SODIUM : Vision Problems, Night Terrors, Depression, Hallucinations, Confusion, Agitation, Mood Swings, Difficulty Breathing, Slurred Speech, Eyes Double Vision (without One Eye Covered), Memory Problems, Loss Of Balance, Shortness Of Breath, Slow Heart Rate (pulse)

Rare Side-Effects


Disease Interactions

SECOBARBITAL SODIUM can interfere with: Alcoholism, Drug Abuse, Drug Dependence, Acute Liver Failure, Porphyria, Dermatitis, Asphyxia Neonatorum, Respiratory Failure, Hypertension, Hypotension, Shock, Adrenal Insufficiency, Panhypopituitarism, Depression, Bone Marrow Suppression, Vitamin D Deficiency, Hyperkinetic Disorder

Technical Classification


Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

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