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NADA Number: 046-790

Proprietary Name Sodium Thiopental
Sponsor Fort Dodge Animal Health, Division of Wyeth
Sponsor Address 800 Fifth Street NW
Fort Dodge, IA    50501
USA
Ingredients Thiopental Sodium
Species Cat, no use class stated or implied
Dog, no use class stated or implied
Routes of Administration Intravenous
Dose Form Liquid (solution)
Drug Form Liquid (solution)
Dispensing Status RX
Dosage Amount,
Indications
& Limitations

522.2444a Sodium thiopental for injection.

Specifications: The drug contains sodium thiopental sterile powder for dilution with sterile water for injection.

Conditions of use:

Dogs

Amount: For brief anesthesia (6 to 10 minutes) a dosage of 6 to 9 milligrams intravenously per pound of body weight is suggested. To obtain anesthesia of 15 to 25 minutes duration the suggested dosage is 10 to 12 milligrams intravenously per pound of body weight.

Indications: It is used as an anesthetic for intravenous administration to dogs during short to moderately long surgical and other procedures. It is also used to induce anesthesia in dogs which then have surgical anesthesia maintained by use of a volatile anesthetic.

Limitations: Use of a preanesthetic tranquilizer or morphine will decrease the dosage of sodium thiopental required, provide for smoother induction and smoother recovery, and sometimes prolong the recovery period. If morphine is used as a preanesthetic agent the dose of the barbiturate can be reduced as much as 40 to 50 percent. When a tranquilizer is administered the barbiturate dosage can be reduced 10 to 25 percent. Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Cats

Amount: For brief anesthesia (6 to 10 minutes) a dosage of 6 to 9 milligrams intravenously per pound of body weight is suggested. To obtain anesthesia of 15 to 25 minutes duration the suggested dosage is 10 to 12 milligrams intravenously per pound of body weight.

Indications: It is used as an anesthetic for intravenous administration to cats during short to moderately long surgical and other procedures. It is also used to induce anesthesia in cats which then have surgical anesthesia maintained by use of a volatile anesthetic.

Limitations: Use of a preanesthetic tranquilizer or morphine will decrease the dosage of sodium thiopental required, provide for smoother induction and smoother recovery, and sometimes prolong the recovery period. If morphine is used as a preanesthetic agent the dose of the barbiturate can be reduced as much as 40 to 50 percent. When a tranquilizer is administered the barbiturate dosage can be reduced 10 to 25 percent. Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.


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