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Common Brand Name(s): Butisol
Phonetic Pronunciation: (byou-tuh-BARB-ih-tall)
Information last revised May 2010

What does BUTABARBITAL - ORAL look like?


Butabarbital is used for a short time (no more than 2 weeks) to help you sleep. It may also be used to help calm you during periods of anxiety or before surgery. Butabarbital belongs to a class of drugs known as barbiturate hypnotics. It works by affecting certain parts of the brain to cause drowsiness and calm you.
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