Amobarbital is used for short-term treatment of insomnia. Amobarbital becomes less effective for the treatment of insomnia after 2 weeks.

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  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Seizures
  • Sleep Initiation And Maintenance Disorders
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Uses of Amobarbital


Amobarbital is used in the treatment of:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Seizures
  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
  • Status Epilepticus

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Amobarbital Brand Names

Amobarbital may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Amobarbital Drug Class

Amobarbital is part of the drug class:

Amobarbital Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:


This is not a complete list of Amobarbitaldrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Amobarbital and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Amobarbital falls into category D:

It has been shown that use of Amobarbital in pregnant women caused some babies to be born with problems. However, in some serious situations, the benefit of using this medication may be greater than the risk of harm to the baby.

Amobarbital Dosage

Take amobarbital exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Amobarbital dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Amobarbital is available in the following doses:

  • Amobarbital 500 Mg Injectable Powder For Injection
  • Amobarbital Compounding Powder

Forms of Medication

Amobarbital is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Oral Capsule
  • Oral Solution
  • Oral Tablet