Bromides (Wiki)

Bromides, specifically potassium bromide, proved to be the first medication able to control epiliepsy, having been discovered in 1857. The drug was to remain alone in it's field for over half a century and was eventually superseded by phenobarbital in 1912. The drug is still used as an anticonvulsant in veterinary circles. It proved useful as a sedative but exhibited many side effects due to a very narrow window of opportunity in therapeutic terms.



Potassium Bromide (Wiki)

Brand names: None known
Formula: KBr
Half life: Unknown
Single unit dose: Unknown
Recommended outpatient dose: Unknown
Maximum outpatient dose: Unknown


An anticonvulsant and sedative used as early as in the 19th century, potassium bromide is currently used as a veterinary drug.

Sodium Bromide (Wiki)

Brand names: Sedoneural®
Formula: NaBr
Half life: Unknown
Single unit dose: Unknown
Recommended outpatient dose: Unknown
Maximum outpatient dose: Unknown


Used as a sedative, hypnotic and anticonvulsant, sodium bromide is particularly dangerous in overdose.