Facts About Nembutal
One brand name for this drug is Nembutal, coined by John S. Lundy, who started using it in 1930, from the structural formula of the sodium salt—Na (sodium) + ethyl + methyl + butyl + al (common suffix for barbiturates). It is used to treat sleep problems. It is used to calm you before a procedure. It is used to treat seizures. Nembutal was first used for lawful, voluntary euthanasia in Australia in 1996 under the Northern Territory’s Rights of the Terminally Ill Act. In 1996-97, Dr Philip Nitschke administered Nembutal (using the ‘ Deliverance Machine ‘) to four of his terminally ill patients, to allow them to have a peaceful and reliable death. Nembutal (pentobarbital sodium) is used short-term to treat insomnia. It is also using as an emergency treatment for seizures, and to cause patients to fall asleep for surgery. Nembutal is in the barbiturate drug class, and acts as a depressant, or sedative. This medication is available in generic form.