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Side effects associated with Brevital Sodium are extensions of pharmacologic effects and include:

Cardiovascular

Circulatory depression, thrombophlebitis, hypotension, tachycardia, peripheral vascular collapse, and convulsions in association with cardiorespiratory arrest

Respiratory

Respiratory depression (including apnea), cardiorespiratory arrest, laryngospasm, bronchospasm, hiccups, and dyspnea

Neurologic

Skeletal muscle hyperactivity (twitching), injury to nerves adjacent to injection site, and seizures

Psychiatric

Emergence delirium, restlessness, and anxiety may occur, especially in the presence of postoperative pain

Gastrointestinal

Nausea, emesis, abdominal pain, and liver function tests abnormal

Allergic

Erythema, pruritus, urticaria, and cases of anaphylaxis have been reported rarely

Other

Other adverse reactions include pain at injection site, salivation, headache, and rhinitis

For medical advice about adverse reactions contact your medical professional. To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact JHP at 1-866-923-2547 or MEDWATCH at 1800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/.

Drug Abuse And Dependence

Controlled Substance-Brevital Sodium is a Schedule IV drug.

Brevital Sodium may be habit-forming.