pets. Note, it is important for at least one friend and/or family member to be present in order to formally identify you once you have gone. If you are coming alone and you are a life member of Exit, a member of the Exit International team will be able to be with you in Liestal at the end, for the purpose of this ID (see discussion in previous section).
Oral or Intravenous Drug Administration
In Switzerland, there is nothing that mandates the way in which Nembutal must taken, as either a drink or intravenously. Although this choice is left to the person concerned, Pegasos has a strong preference for the latter form of administration. Intavenous administration provides for a very fast, gentle death, normally within a few minutes.
However, if you choose to drink the Nembutal, you will need to take anti-emetic (anti-vomiting) medication first. This will be provided by Pegasos.
What to expect at the VAD
The VAD takes place on a bed in the ‘cocoon room’ at Pegasos where there is a lounge, dim lighting and a music amplifier (to enable one’s chosen Spotify playlist). For all deaths, a camera is used for recording purposes. The filming is shut-off once the person has initiated the process so the actual death is never filmed. Immediately before your VAD, you will be asked:
• your name and date of birth • the reason why you have come to Pegasos (eg. ‘to die’) & • what you understand will happen when you turn the small white wheel (the drug will flow and you will die)