Chemical formula: C₁₁H₁₈N₂O₃  Molecular mass: 226.272 g/mol  PubChem compound: 2164

Active ingredient description

Amobarbital is a member of the class of barbiturates. The barbiturates are nonselective central nervous system (CNS) depressants that are primarily used as sedative hypnotics. In subhypnotic doses, they are also used as anticonvulsants. Amobarbital has been shown to exhibit sedative and hypnotic properties.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
N Nervous system → N05 Psycholeptics → N05C Hypnotics and sedatives → N05CA Barbiturates, plain
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Information Source
Document Type
FDA, National Drug Code (US)

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 57-43-2
DrugBank Drug: DB01351
KEGG Drug: D00555
PubChem Compound: 2164
RxNorm Ingredient: 719
SNOMED-CT Concept: 372831009
Amobarbital (substance)
UNII Identifier: GWH6IJ239E


Amobarbital is an active ingredient of these brands:

Japan (JP)

United Kingdom (UK)

  • (combination) TUINAL as AMOBARBITAL SODIUM

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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