What is the role of methohexital in pediatric sedation?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Wan-Tsu Wendy Chang, MD; Chief Editor: Ted Rosenkrantz, MD  more...
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Methohexital is an ultrashort-acting barbiturate. Its onset of action occurs in less than 1 minute, and its duration of action is about 10 minutes.

Induction dosing is 0.75-1 mg/kg/dose IV. Maintenance dosing is 0.5 mg/kg/dose IV every 2-3 minutes.

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