Secobarbital – Seconal is the medication most commonly prescribed for physician-assisted suicide, followed by Pentobarbital. The lethal dose prescribed is typically Secobarbital – Seconal capsules or 25 g of Pentobarbital liquid, to be consumed at one time. The contents of the secobarbital capsules or the pentobarbital liquid should be mixed with a sweet substance such as juice to mask the bitter taste. Until the time of use, the medication must be stored out of reach of children and kept away from others to prevent unintentional overdose or abuse.
Brand names: Seconal, Seconal Sodium, Seconal Sodium Pulvules
Drug class(es): barbiturates
Secobarbital systemic is used in the treatment of:
- Light Sedation