Methohexital is used for anesthesia during surgical procedures. You should not operate heavy machinery for 8 to 12 hours after receiving methohexital during surgery.

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Methohexital Brand Names


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

Methohexital Drug Class

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Methohexital Interactions

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

Methohexital 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.

Methohexital falls into category B:

There are no well-done studies that have been done in humans with Methohexital. But in animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication, and the babies did not show any medical issues related to this medication.


In animal studies, pregnant animals were given Methohexital, and some babies had problems. But in human studies, pregnant women were given this medication and their babies did not have any problems related to this medication.

Methohexital Dosage

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

The Methohexital 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

Methohexital is available in the following doses:

  • Methohexital 100 Mg/10 Ml Intravenous Solution
  • Methohexital 2.5 G Intravenous Powder For Injection
  • Methohexital 200 Mg Intravenous Powder For Injection
  • Methohexital 5 G Intravenous Powder For Injection
  • Methohexital 500 Mg Intravenous Powder For Injection

Forms of Medication

Methohexital is available in the following forms:

  • Injectable Solution
  • Prefilled Syringe