... PENTOBARBITAL (Nembutal®) is a barbiturate that slows down activity of the brain and nervous system. Pentobarbital has sedative and hypnotic properties, which will help make you relaxed and sleepy when used before surgery. For short periods of 2 weeks or less, pentobarbital can help treat insomnia (difficulty sleeping). Pentobarbital can also treat seizures (convulsions) in an emergency. Federal law prohibits the transfer of pentobarbital to any person other than the patient for whom it was prescribed. Do not share this medicine with any one else. Generic pentobarbital injections are available. ...
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