Mixing Pentothal with Alcohol
Doctors advise you to stay away from alcohol if you’ve had a dose of Pentothal in order to avoid these amplified side effects.
Pentothal is also used in veterinary medicine to induce general anesthesia.
The medication works by slowing down the brain and nervous system activity and has a possibility of side effects, which can last up to 36 hours. These side effects include:
- ongoing drowsiness
- weak or shallow breathing
- slow heartbeats
- sneezing, coughing, tight feeling in your throat
- trouble breathing
When you wake from the administration of Pentothal, tell your healthcare workers of any side effects you’re experiencing so you can receive proper care.
In addition to being used for general anesthesia in humans and animals, Pentothal is used for additional purposes in various parts of the world. Other uses include lethal injection, euthanasia, “truth serum,” psychiatry, stopping a seizure and inducing coma.
People with liver disease, Addison’s disease, myxedema, severe heart disease, severe hypotension, severe breathing disorders or a family history of porphyria should not be given Pentothal. Inform your doctor of your complete medical history.
Be honest with your doctor about your habits with alcohol or any other drugs that you are taking when you’re discussing using Pentothal (thiopental) for your procedure. This will help you avoid any unwanted problems during and afterward.
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