Doctor insights on: Drugs that contain barbiturates

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Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Course of addiction: Typically drug addicts use drugs because of the way it makes them feel. Drugs of abuse are fast acting, hit the reward center of the brain and are thus reinforcing. As tolerance for the drug's effects develop, people take more of the drug in hope of obtaining the same high feeling. Physical dependence occurs and the drug is taken no longer to get high but to try to feel normal & avoid withdrawal. ...Read more

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What kind of drugs are barbiturates?

What kind of drugs are barbiturates?

Barbiturates: Are sedative-hypnotic drugs derived from Barbituric acid. ...Read more

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What are barbiturates, and what medications contain it?

Sedatives: Teh class of barbiturates are sedatives and not used as often today as in the past. Newer agents with fewer side effects and less abuse potential are now available. Most use in now limited to hospitals. ...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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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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What prescription drugs are barbiturates in and why are they banned in some countries?

What prescription drugs are barbiturates in and why are they banned in some countries?

NO BANNED CONTROLLED: Barbiturates can be found in anti seizure meds like Phenobarbital (not used as much now) and also in the headache meds fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) and fioricet. I am unaware of them being actually banned. Th ey are highly controlled due to addvtive/abuse potential. Not a popular in use as in the past for anxiety and sleep. Quualudes are banned but hat is another category. It is just that there are newer safer meds. ...Read more

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What are some sleeping medicines in the 90s that would have contained barbiturates or still do.?

What are some sleeping medicines in the 90s that would have contained barbiturates or still do.?

None: Barbiturates for sleep were long gone by the 1990s, having been replaced decades earlier by much safer benzodiazepines ("benzos") and other prescription sleep aids. Barbiturates are still prescribed for certain types of seizure, for migraine headaches, occasionally to treat withdrawal from other drugs, and for other purposes. But not sleep. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sdangerous to combine alcohol with barbiturate or with similar drugs?

Can you please tell me why it'sdangerous to combine alcohol with barbiturate or with similar drugs?

Additive risks: Both alcohol and barbiturates are sedatives, and can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and incoordination and imbalance. Of course, any of the above can contribute to a significant injury. Another simple issue involves the risk of respiratory depression, with potential of death from sufficient amounts of these items. Would not combine these items at any time. ...Read more

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What could cause a false negative on a drug test for barbiturates?

What could cause a false negative on a drug test for barbiturates?

The typical reason: Is that the urine metabolite was below the "cutoff" levels for the screening which would not then be subjected to confirmation. It is not that barbituates were not in the sample, but that they were below the "positive" quantitative level for confirmation. Barbiturates are not on federally mandated testing so the cutoff level is arbitrarily assigned. ...Read more

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How did I test positive for barbiturates? I don't do drugs, and lost my job over this.

How did I test positive for barbiturates? I don't do drugs, and lost my job over this.

Few possibilities: There are 3 possible explanations: clerical error (you got the wrong test results), false positive (something legit like Motrin fooled the test), and true positive (you really had barbiturates). Even if you don't use drugs recreationally, some commonly prescribed meds contain barbiturates, eg, migraine meds containing butalbital. ...Read more

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What sleeping pill prescription would contain barbiturates I was given it when I was young for sleep it was to strong and caused seizure?

What sleeping pill prescription would contain barbiturates I was given it when I was young for sleep it was to strong and caused seizure?

Jeff24, U need help: I see that you posted many questions all related to your "seizure" which you may have had 14 yrs ago. Despite multiple answers from different docs, you are not satisfied and seem to obsess about this issue more and more. U have constant fear of this, which has not occured in 14 yrs, I think you need help--likely med and/or therapy to help you get over this fear/obsession. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get barbiturates prescribed?

How can I get barbiturates prescribed?

Prescribed for what?: There is really only one condition for which a barbiturate can be a drug-of-choice, and that is generalized seizures, for which either Phenobarbital or Primidone (which is metabolized into phenobarbital) can be a first line drug. Barbiturates are mostly complexed with tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine in migraine pills like Fioricet etc which I believe is an irrational and dangerous drug. Many better choices. ...Read more

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No, I've been positive only for barbiturates?

Don't know if you: Are referring to a previous question that you submitted. Questions are not linked on Healthtap. ...Read more

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What are the different types of barbiturates?

What are the different types of barbiturates?

Barbiturates: 1.Short acting, such as Pentobarbital & Secobarbital.
2.Intermediate acting, such as Amobarbital & Butabarbital.
3.Long acting, such as Mephobarbital & Phenobarbital. ...Read more

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Why are barbiturates dangerous to your health?

Why are barbiturates dangerous to your health?

Barbiturates: Are sedative-hypnotic drugs derived from Barbituric acid. Risks from sudden discontinuation, leading to seizures, and also potential for abuse. ...Read more