Also known as medinal and veronal-sodium, is the mono-sodium salt of diethyl-barbituric acid.

Properties : Sodium diethyl-barbiturate occurs as a white, crystalline powder, odorless, and having an objectionably bitter alkaline taste. It is freely soluble in water (1:5).

Action and Uses: Sodium diethyl-barbiturate, veronal-sodium or medinal has the same properties as veronal, but acts more rapidly on account of its greater solubility.

Dosage: 0.3 to 0.6 gm. or 5 to 10 grains.