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Is phentermine a kind of barbiturate?

No: No. It's a sympathomimetic, but the exact mechanism of action is unknown. ...Read more

Dr. Gail Altschuler
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Phentermine (Definition)

Phentermine is been around for about 60 years. Phentermine is an appetite suppressant the bariatrician in the winter of 2008. Has a article gives a great description of the medication phentermine. I have used Phentermine over the last nine years without any complications whatsoever. We only give a half of a 37.5 mg ...Read more


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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 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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What are barbiturates effective for?

Multiple uses: Barbituates have been used to treat seizures, anxiety, sleep disruptions, and as (combined) abortive treatment for migraine headaches (eg "fioricet"). Barbituates are controlled substances. They are potentially habit forming and extremely dangerous in overdose or in combination with other sedative hypnotic medications (eg benzodiazepines, etc) and/or alcohol. Consult your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Is acetazolamide barbiturate?

Is acetazolamide barbiturate?

No: This is used for glaucoma and altitude sicknes, actually carbonic anhydrase inhibitor.....Not a barbiturate. ...Read more

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Is vomiting frequent or common from barbiturate anesthetics or no?

Is vomiting frequent or common from barbiturate anesthetics or no?

No & no: Usually there are minimal 2 no barbiturates used in anesthesia unless it's used early in the induction of anesthesia. They may cause some nausea but the anesthetic agents used 2 keep u asleep & opiates so u don't feel & react to pain during the procedure & paralytic agents r used 2 keep u from moving during the procedure. They r reversed as u awake. Hard 2 incriminate 1 single drug subsets in n/v? ...Read more

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After barbiturate overdose, is it possible to be revived with a defibrillator?

After barbiturate overdose, is it possible to be revived with a defibrillator?

Probably not. ..: As overdoses with barbituates, sedatives, or benzodiazepines generally cause profound respiratory depression. ...Read more

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How frequently do you see bradycardia with barbiturate toxicity and how would you speed it up back to normal?

How frequently do you see bradycardia with barbiturate toxicity and how would you speed it up back to normal?

It is common: And there is no reason to "speed it up to normal" unless the blood pressure is very low. This is not something "you do at home." A barbiturate overdose requires being in an emergency care setting. Breathing can slow down to the point of low oxygen levels and ultimate cardiopulmonary arrest, as well as permanent brain damage. Ventillator support and use of cardiac/BP stimulants may be needed. ...Read more

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Can barbiturates be prescribed for reasons other than the criteria stated? Such as butalbarbital for catatonic schizophrenia

Can barbiturates be prescribed for reasons other than the criteria stated? Such as butalbarbital for catatonic schizophrenia

No: Barbiturates are not the treatment of choice for schizophrenia. I have sometimes used low dose Ativan (lorazepam) to help severely catatonic people eat, though. With this, they would have just enough movement to be able to take in a meal. Still, this is not the overarching main treatment for their illness either -- it's symptomatic palliation only. ...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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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

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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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What happens if you mix barbiturate with strongdrinks?

What happens if you mix barbiturate with strongdrinks?

Depressants: Barbiturates are central nervous system suppressants like alcohol. The major difference is that they do not have many of the other systemic effects of alcohol on other parts of the body. Adding barbiturates to alcohol may produce a lethal suppression of respiration. ...Read more

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What is the criteria for barbiturate to be prescribed?

What is the criteria for barbiturate to be prescribed?

Many Uses: Barbiturates, popular during the 1950's & 60's, are used in a number of different ways. Originally used to treat anxiety and insomnia, benzodiazepines are now used. Still barbiturates are used in anesthesia, epilepsy, assisted suicide, and death by lethal injection. Due to problems with dependence and lethality in overdose, this family of medications is less popular than in the past. ...Read more

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Is it possible to select the barbiturate you will be taking?

Barbiturate: I agree with dr. Woods. On your own, neither possible nor advised. ...Read more

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Is vomiting a common side effect with barbiturates?

Is vomiting a common side effect with barbiturates?

Less common: Vomiting is a less common side effect with barbituates. Contact your doctor if you are having difficulty with this medication. ...Read more

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How can I get nembutal or other barbiturates for insomnia?

How can I get nembutal or other barbiturates for insomnia?

A doctor's job ISN'T: To help people find dangerous drugs to take. Barbiturates stopped being prescribed because they are potentially lethal, highly addictive and have the worst withdrawal syndrome of any class of drugs on earth. Insomnia is caused by something - you find the cause and you treat it. You don't bury it with sedatives. See a sleep specialist/mental health specialist for evaluation, not hunt for bad drugs. ...Read more

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Where can I find a doctor in singapore who can prescribe me barbiturates?

No one: If medically indicated every doctor will and if it is for recreation purposes no one will. ...Read more

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What is the best barbiturate for inducing sleep and curing eyestrain headaches?

What is the best barbiturate for inducing sleep and curing eyestrain headaches?

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus, migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL. Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. Com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is the best barbiturate for inducing sleep and curing eyestrain headaches?

Expert opinions? Which is the best barbiturate for inducing sleep and curing eyestrain headaches?

None: Why do you want a barbiturate? There may be safer medications. Consult with your pcp or a sleep medicine physician to find a medication that will meet your needs. ...Read more

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What are good prescription medication to relief anxiety in short term, other than benzos & barbiturates.

What are good prescription medication to relief anxiety in short term, other than benzos & barbiturates.

You're doing it: Here's a good website on this topic - and it says something I always say. Consider CBT therapy. I can work for some w/o any medications. But it ALWAYS improves their effectiveness. It takes effort on your part - but it is your life and playing your part is important. I hope you can find a good therapist and have it to be thankful for next year. ...Read more

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By "BAR" positive mentioned in my earlier question I meant "barbiturate" positive. Can Voltaren (diclofenac) or Caffetin pill make me positive for barbiturates?

By "BAR" positive mentioned in my earlier question I meant "barbiturate" positive. Can Voltaren (diclofenac) or Caffetin pill make me positive for barbiturates?

Barbituates: Barbituates are an old kind of drug. I am surprised that a test would be not more specific to the new versions of addictive sedatives. Voltaren (diclofenac) is not a sedative and I don't believe that Caffetin is going to cause any false positive. But, Barbituates, if they are looking for benzos are notorious on urine testing to be falsely positive and there is a verification process in most drug screening. ...Read more

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