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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Butabarbital (Overview)

Butabarbital is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of anti-anxiety drug (psychiatric drug).


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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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Butabarbital (Overview)

Butabarbital is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of anti-anxiety drug (psychiatric drug).


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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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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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Why phenytoin considered nonsedative antiepileptic?

Why phenytoin considered nonsedative antiepileptic?

Phenytoin: Not sure what you mean. Phenytoin is not considered to be a sedative by definition. This stands for the fact it doesn't possess properties that inhibit the brain in such a way as to induce relaxation, drowsiness, somnolence, calming. ...Read more

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Does Zopiclone contain barbiturates?

Does Zopiclone contain barbiturates?

Zopiclone: It is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic. It does not contain barbiturates. ...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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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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Does Lyrica (pregabalin) contain barbiturates?

Does Lyrica (pregabalin) contain barbiturates?

No relation to: Lyrica! Different class of drugs! Used for different conditions! ...Read more

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Is dalmane (flurazepam) effective for sleeping?

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Is dalmane (flurazepam) effective for sleeping?

Dalmane (flurazepam): Yes, but recommend using it on "as needed" basis & only under direct supervision by your prescribing doc. Many other alternative sleep aids are available that would not cause dependency in the long run. ...Read more

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How similar is seroquel to strong barbiturates such as seconal (secobarbital)?

How similar is seroquel to strong barbiturates such as seconal (secobarbital)?

Different drugs: Seconal (secobarbital) is barbiturate and used in the treatment of epilepsy and sometimes insomnia. Seroquel is used as adjunctive therapy in bipolar disorder. It is psychotropic agent with multiple side effects. Both medications should be used under physician guidance and supervision. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin a barbiturate or benzodiazepine?

Is gabapentin a barbiturate or benzodiazepine?

Neither: It is an anti-seizure med. However, it may have some effects on the gaba receptor, though this may not be it's main mechanism of action. It can be sedating, like the other 2 classes of drugs. ...Read more

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What benzodiazepine is stronger: klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan (lorazepam)?

They differ: Klonopin (clonazepam) is longer acting but takes just slightly longer to start working. Ativan works quicker but clears from your system quicker then Klonopin (clonazepam) although it can stay in your system for a while. ...Read more

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Why is chlordiazepoxides, diazepam, clofibrate, barbiturates contraindicated in renal failure?

Why is chlordiazepoxides, diazepam, clofibrate, barbiturates contraindicated in renal failure?

Impaired elimination: All drugs that are taken are eventually metabolized and eliminated from the body. Although liver enzymes perform the bulk of metabolizing of these agents, elimination of the drug and their metabolites relies, to varying degrees, on the kidney. If the kidneys are failing, elimination is impaired, and a toxic buildup of the drug and/or its metabolites is possible. ...Read more

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Effect of darvon-n tablet(propoxyphene napsylate)?

Effect of darvon-n tablet(propoxyphene napsylate)?

Off market: The drug was pulled off the market in the us last year due to adverse cardiac effects. ...Read more

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Is robaxin (methocarbamol) addictive?

Is robaxin (methocarbamol) addictive?

No: There are no addictive properties to any typical muscle relaxants ( excluding valium that can be used for muscle relaxation). ...Read more

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Butisol (Definition)

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