The photo below shows a small portable syringe driver set up to provide a lethal intravenous administration of this drug. Here the 50ml syringe is loaded with 10gm of pentobarbital, the dissolved contents of the 20 ampules shown in the photo.
Exit has tested the vacuum-packing of 10gm of dry sodium pentothal powder mixed with 1gm of phenytoin sodium. This can be easily transported and stored. Reconstitution is then carried out by breaking the vacuum seal and dissolving the sachet of powder in ~50ml of water before drinking.
An Exit contributor’s personal solution: A spring powered assembly inspired by the original Deliverance machine.
An IV catheter needs to be correctly placed. Opening the line tap, bottom left, allows for the self administration of a lethal dose of thiopental