How To Use This Medicine
Take Nembutal exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand the directions
on your prescription bottle, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Take each dose with a full glass of water.
The suppositories are for rectal use. Ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor for
instructions if you do not know how to insert a suppository.
To treat insomnia, Nembutal is usually taken just before bedtime. Take your dose when
you are ready to get into bed, or not long before, so that if you become sleepy, you will
not fall or become confused and accidentally injure yourself. Nembutal should not be used
for longer than 2 weeks to treat insomnia.
To cause sedation, Nembutal may be taken several times a day at regular intervals, or
shortly before surgery.
Do not increase your dosage of this medicine without the approval of your doctor.
If your symptoms are not being adequately treated, talk to your doctor.