JHP Pharmaceuticals | Brevital (Medication)


Brevital/methohexital is used to make you fall asleep before a surgery or other medical procedure. It is usually given in combination with other types of anesthesia.

Brevital/methohexital is in a group of drugs called barbiturates. It slows the activity of your brain and nervous system. You should not receive this medication if you have porphyria, or if you have ever had any complications from general anesthesia. ...

Side Effect:

Tell your caregivers at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

severe burning or swelling where the medicine was injected; seizure (convulsions); numbness or tingly feeling; feeling like you might pass out; fast heart rate; weak or shallow breathing; or confusion, anxiety, or restless feeling when coming out of anesthesia.

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include:rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. ...


Tell your doctor about all medications you use, especially phenytoin, a blood thinner such as warfarin, or steroids such as prednisone, fluticasone, mometasone, dexamethasone and others.

Before receiving Brevital, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have a seizure disorder, asthma or COPD, anemia, an endocrine disorder, liver disease, high or low blood pressure, heart disease, congestive heart failure, or circulation problems.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding avoid using this medicine without your doctor's consent. ...