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butabarbital is an approved drug
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Butabarbital is a prescription barbiturate sedative. It is used in relatively few countries due to its potential for abuse and dangerous interaction in combination with alcohol.
View more information in the IUPHAR Pharmacology Education Project: butabarbital
|No information available.|
|Summary of Clinical Use|
|Used to treat insomnia, or as a pre-surgical sedative.|
|Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects|
|Binds to the CNS GABAA Cl- channel, increasing inhibitory GABAergic tone.
Due to the complex and varied nature of the precise subunit composition of GABAA receptors, and a paucity of affinity data with definitive molecular details, we have not tagged a primary target for this drug.
For extended ADME data see the following: