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Induction of general anesthesia; used alone in short surgical procedures; short term control of seizures; elevated intracranial pressure; cerebral protection in focal cerebral ischemia as observed in head injuries and status epilepticus [this protection is due to the fact that thiopentone reduces cerebral metabolic rate and blood flow]
Induction and maintenance: Adult - IV bolus 2-5mg/kg. with additional 25-50mg when needed. In elderly or debilitated the dose is reduced to 1-2.5mg /kg. Child: IV bolus, 5-6mg/kg. Neonate: IV bolus 2-3mg/kg. Seizure control: Adult, IV bolus, 50-125mg [increments of 25mg]. Child: IV bolus, 1.5- 3.5 mg /kg. Cerebral Protection: Adult & child, IV bolus, 1.5- 3.5 mg /kg
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Brands containing this Ingredient
Name Form. Strength Pack Price Insert Manufacturer Distributor
Thiosol Inj 500mg:Vial 1 KES200.00
Thiopentone, by Medisel inj 500mg/vial 1 KES175.00
Galaxy's Thiopental inj 500mg/vial 1 KES250.00
Genesia. inj 1 1 KES200.00
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