Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants, Barbiturates are used in the treatment of Local Anesthetic Toxicity?

Updated: Jan 09, 2019
  • Author: Raffi Kapitanyan, MD; Chief Editor: David Vearrier, MD, MPH  more...
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Anticonvulsants, Barbiturates

These agents terminate seizures.

Pentobarbital (Nembutal)

A short-acting barbiturate with sedative, hypnotic, and anticonvulsant properties, pentobarbital can produce all levels of CNS mood alteration.

Phenobarbital (Luminal)

Phenobarbital interferes with the transmission of impulses from the thalamus to the cerebral cortex. In the emergent setting, phenobarbital is typically used when benzodiazepines fail to abort status epilepticus.


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