29 Jun 2009

TUINAL (Secobarbital [quinalbarbitone] sodium, amobarbital sodium [amylobarbitone sodium]) - United Kingdom

Updated: 29 Jun 2009


Short term treatment of severe, intractable insomnia, in patients habituated to barbiturates.

TUINAL Description, Presentation and Dosage

TUINAL Description

TUINAL Drug Class Description


TUINAL Drug Description

Orange/blue capsules coded F65.

TUINAL Generic Name

Secobarbital [quinalbarbitone] sodium, amobarbital sodium [amylobarbitone sodium]

TUINAL Presentation

TUINAL Presentation

Capsules, secobarbital sodium 50mg, amobarbital sodium (amylobarbitone sodium) 50mg.

TUINAL Manufacturer


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TUINAL Adult Dosage

100 - 200 mg at bedtime.

TUINAL Child Dosage

Not recommended.

TUINAL Precautions, Reactions and Contraindications

TUINAL Special Precautions

TUINAL Special Precautions

Liver disorders, renal impairment, severe pulmonary insufficiency. Tolerance and dependence may develop.

TUINAL Adverse Reactions

TUINAL Adverse Reactions

Hangover with drowsiness, dizziness, ataxia, respiratory depression, hypersensitivity reactions, headache, paradoxical excitement and confusion.

TUINAL Contraindications

TUINAL Contraindications

Uncontrolled pain, young adults, the elderly and debilitated, pregnancy, lactation, patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse, acute intermittent porphyria.

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