Thiamylal sodium

Thiamylal (Surital) is a barbiturate derivative invented in the 1950s. It has sedative, anticonvulsant and hypnotic effects, and is used as a strong but short acting sedative. Thamylal is still in current use, primarily for induction in surgical anaesthesia [1] or as an anticonvulsant to counteract side effects from other anaesthetics. [2] It is the Thiobarbiturate anologue of secobarbital.