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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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Barbiturates: They are both barbiturates with different pharmacokinetic profiles. ...Read more
See below: Seconal (secobarbital) ; Nembutal (pentobarbital) are barbiturates with many side effects. They aren't usually prescribed in the us for insomnia. If you're having trouble sleeping, it is advisable to see a sleep medicine specialist. Avoid long term use of medications for insomnia; rather good sleep hygiene (avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, electronics, ; bright lights close to bedtime) is key. ...Read more
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