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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

Nembutal (Definition)

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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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How is barbiturate abuse suspected?

How is barbiturate abuse suspected?

Barbiturate abuse: Drug screen followed by testing for barbiturate levels in blood. ...Read more

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Could barbiturate use cause tolerance to other sedatives?

Yes: Barbiturates cause tolerance to other sedatives like valium and other benzodiazapine drugs. ...Read more

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What are some psychiatric medications that are barbiturates?

What are some psychiatric medications that are barbiturates?

-barbital: Most of these medications have a generic name ending in -barbital. Secobarbital, phenobarbital, amobarbital are examples. These are nervous system depressants, potentially lethal in overdose, used before surgery, for seizure disorder, but often safer medications are recommended for outpatients before using them due to higher risk (used to be common anxiety/sleep meds). ...Read more

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What is the difference between barbiturates v benzodiazepines?

What is the difference between barbiturates v benzodiazepines?

Both are: Sedative hypnotic's and both enhance the activity of inhibitory neurotransmitters in the cns. Both exert action at the gaba receptor complex. Barbiturates also block excitatory neurotransmitter. While the chemical structures are different, the most significant differences are the wider therapeutic window, lower drug tolerance and lower propensity for abuse with the benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between barbiturates and benzodiazepines?

Yes, very different: Barbiturates are sedatives with a low "therapeutic index", meaning that a toxic dose isn't much higher than an effective dose. Benzodiazepines are tranquilizers (some sedating, some not) with a higher therapeutic index, i.e., safer. Chemically they are completely different. However, both can be addictive, with tolerance developing with repeated doses. ...Read more

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What is the difference between benzodiazepines and barbiturates?

What is the difference between benzodiazepines and barbiturates?

Similar effect: Both are calming agents. However, they have a different mechanism of action. The side effects of barbiturates are more dangerous than those of benzodiazepines. ...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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Which category do sleeping pills fall under? Are they barbiturates?

Which category do sleeping pills fall under? Are they barbiturates?

Some are.: Most of the medications used today are either in the benzodiazepine class or are antidepressant medications. Some are barbiturates. ...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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