Nembutal (Pentobarbital Sodium) can be purchased over- the-counter and online as a liquid solution and sometimes as a powder. The powder is a white crystalline salt. Only rarely is the drug available as tablets or capsules for human use as a sleeping agent.
Liquid Nembutal is a veterinary product that is used for animal anaesthesia or euthanasia. The anaesthetic form comes packaged as a sterile clear liquid in either 50ml or 100ml bottles and has a concentration of 65mg/ml (ie a 50ml/100ml bottle contains 3.25 gm/6.5gm of Nembutal).
A second (euthanasia) form of liquid is also available. At 200mg/ ml, a standard 100ml bottle contains 20gm of the drug. A single 100ml bottle of ‘Dolethal’ would contain enough Nembutal to reliably end the lives of two people. This form of the liquid Nembutal is dyed pink for safety.
Purchase of the anaesthetic veterinary form of the drug, over- the-counter, has long been possible in Mexico and a number of South American countries Details are provided later in this Chapter. Note, however, that if you are planning a trip to make such a purchase it may be wise to acquaint yourself with the drug labelling in the country you plan to visit. The photographs included in this chapter can be printed and used for this purpose.
The retail brand names for Nembutal vary depending upon the country. Liquid Nembutal (Pentobarbital Sodium) is sold