Which medications in the drug class Barbiturates are used in the treatment of Scorpion Envenomation?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: David Cheng, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Barbiturates

Barbiturates are used to counteract scorpion-induced hyperactivity.

Pentobarbital (Nembutal)

Pentobarbital is a short-acting barbiturate with sedative and anticonvulsant properties. It is used to produce barbiturate coma for severe CNS hyperexcitation. It requires patient intubation prior to use.


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