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Is Phentermine A Barbiturate
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
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
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
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
It doesn't matter: There is no reason a drug in the barbiturate class can't be taken on an empty stomach. ...Read more
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
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
What would be harmful side effects that a teen could get from taking barbiturates for sleep. Could the effects be mistaken for seizures when waking?
Just out of interest & in your personal opinion, which benzodiazepine or barbiturate has the strongest anxiolytic effect compared to others mg per mg?
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
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
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
Barbiturate: I agree with dr. Woods. On your own, neither possible nor advised. ...Read more
Less common: Vomiting is a less common side effect with barbituates. Contact your doctor if you are having difficulty with this medication. ...Read more
Elavil (amitriptyline): Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
No one: If medically indicated every doctor will and if it is for recreation purposes no one will. ...Read more
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
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
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
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