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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Amobarbital And Secobarbital (Overview)

Amobarbital/secobarbital is a barbiturate which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug).


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What r the drugs secobarbital and amobarbital used for?

Lethal dose: This is an unusual question and I am wondering why you want to know the answer to this. If you are a troubled person please talk to your physician or your religious advisor about this kind of question. If you are troubled please get help. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Amobarbital And Secobarbital (Overview)

Amobarbital/secobarbital is a barbiturate which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug).


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What r the drugs secobarbital and amobarbital used for?

Lethal dose: This is an unusual question and I am wondering why you want to know the answer to this. If you are a troubled person please talk to your physician or your religious advisor about this kind of question. If you are troubled please get help. ...Read more

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What are the drugs secobarbital and amobarbital used for?

Lethal dose: This is an unusual question and I am wondering why you want to know the answer to this. If you are a troubled person please talk to your physician or your religious advisor about this kind of question. If you are troubled please get help. ...Read more

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Do doctors and psychiatrists still use secobarbital or amobarbital?

Do doctors and psychiatrists still use secobarbital or amobarbital?

Pretty Rare: I can only think of one case I have seen in the past 10-15 years in which secobarbital was being used. In general, the barbiturates have too many difficulties associated with their use to still be commonly prescribed. There are many alternatives, including non-medication treatments, that can be helpful for anxiety without the risks associated with barbituate use. ...Read more

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How much secobarbital would be lethal?

Lethal dose: This is an unusual question and I am wondering why you want to know the answer to this. If you are a troubled person please talk to your physician or your religious advisor about this kind of question. If you are troubled please get help. ...Read more

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How much secobarbital is too much and lethal?

How much secobarbital is too much and lethal?

LD-50=125 mg/kg: In 1927, a man named j.W. Trevan attempted to find a way to estimate the relative poisoning potency of drugs and medicines. The ld-50 is the lethal dose for 50% of animals... Prescribing information from lilly indicates a fatal blood level for secobarbitol sodium is between 15-40 micrograms/ml and the ld50 is 125 mg/kg. Stay far away from that dose! ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects of secobarbital (i know its not used much anymore)?

What are the most common side effects of secobarbital (i know its not used much anymore)?

Somnolence: Common side effects of secobarbital include drowsiness, confusion, agitation. Other side effects may fainting, nausea, vomiting, constipation. Avoid alcohol, narcotics, antihistamine, trandulizers while on this drug, as these may intensive side effects. This drug is also habit-forming. Please discuss use and any concerns with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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What are amobarbital, butabarbital?

What are amobarbital, butabarbital?

Barbiturates: These are different forms of barbiturates and heavy sedative. At one time used commonly to help with insomnia, they have fallen out of favor. They can be very addictive. ...Read more

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What is secobarbital?

What is secobarbital?

Barbiturate derivati: Secobarbital is a barbiturate that is used orally for the treatment of anxiety, epilepsy, more commonly the latter. Typically a small red capsule, it is marketed by marathon pharmaceuticals. It has a moderate abuse potential, therefore it is a controlled substance. ...Read more

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How does secobarbital work?

How does secobarbital work?

GABA: Secobarbital binds to the gaba receptors in the central nervous system to increase chloride ion entry and hyperpolarization of neurons. Please consult with your physician on proper dosage and use of this medication. ...Read more

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Where can I buy secobarbital?

Ask your doctor.: If you need it the chances are that your doctor will help. All pharmacies can get it. Gabor Racz ...Read more

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Amobarbital contraindicated with antideppresants? Can they be taken together separately with some days apart? I also wonder about the minimal dose?

No Problem: It's fine to take them together. Check with your doctor about starting on a low dose and increasing as you need it. All the best. ...Read more

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Is seconal (secobarbital) still available?

Is seconal (secobarbital) still available?

It is. : It is made by marathon pharmaceuticals. It is a schedule ii medication that requires a prescription. ...Read more

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How is seroquel similar to seconal (secobarbital)?

How is seroquel similar to  seconal (secobarbital)?

Completely different: Seconal (secobarbital) is a barbiturate and seroquel is an antipsychotic that is used in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and at lower doses for depression (in combination with an antidepressant). ...Read more

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Are nembutal and seconal (secobarbital) illegal drugs?

Are nembutal and seconal (secobarbital) illegal drugs?

If they are not Rx: If these are not prescribed for you they are. These are drugs used in monitored setting, not for home use usually. It is like Propofol for michael jackson. ...Read more

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Are pentobarbital (nembutal) and secobarbital (seconal) basically the same thing?

Are pentobarbital (nembutal) and secobarbital (seconal) basically the same thing?

Barbiturates: They are both barbiturates with different pharmacokinetic profiles. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Amobarbital sodium allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Amobarbital sodium allergy?

Depends: IgE mediated: hives, swelling , itching, shoc, breathing difficulties, etc Cell-mediated: itchy or non-itchy skin rash Undefined: Steven Johnsons syndrome which can be fatal These are all considered immunologically mediated although IgE mediated conditions are usually considered true allergy. Amobarbital allergy is not that common partly because it is not that frequently used. ...Read more

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Can doctors still prescribe seconal (secobarbital) for insomnia in the United States?

Can doctors still prescribe seconal (secobarbital) for insomnia in the United States?

Why would you: even what to use that drug? I would recommend first trying to determine why you have insomnia and then employ non-medicinal methods of treating such as guided imagery, physical, mental and emotional relaxation techniques which are more effective and safer. ...Read more

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