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Are nembutal and seconal (secobarbital) illegal drugs?

Are nembutal and seconal (secobarbital) illegal drugs?

If they are not Rx: If these are not prescribed for you they are. These are drugs used in monitored setting, not for home use usually. It is like Propofol for michael jackson. ...Read more

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Secobarbital (Definition)

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Do you know which sleeping pills may work like nembutal and seconal (secobarbital)?

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Do you know which sleeping pills may work like nembutal and seconal (secobarbital)?

Sleep: These are barbiturates, not sleeping pill. Depending on what they are used for, older hypnotics ex. Dalmane or Restoril (temazepam) might work. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which sleeping pills may work as nembutal and seconal (secobarbital)?

Can you tell me which sleeping pills may work as nembutal and seconal (secobarbital)?

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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Are pentobarbital (nembutal) and secobarbital (seconal) basically the same thing?

Barbiturates: They are both barbiturates with different pharmacokinetic profiles. ...Read more

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Is seconal (secobarbital) still available?

Is seconal (secobarbital) still available?

It is.: It is made by marathon pharmaceuticals. It is a schedule ii medication that requires a prescription. ...Read more

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How is seroquel similar to seconal (secobarbital)?

How is seroquel similar to seconal (secobarbital)?

Completely different: Seconal (secobarbital) is a barbiturate and seroquel is an antipsychotic that is used in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and at lower doses for depression (in combination with an antidepressant). ...Read more

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Can doctors still prescribe seconal (secobarbital) for insomnia in the United States?

Can doctors still prescribe seconal (secobarbital) for insomnia in the United States?

Why would you: Even what to use that drug? I would recommend first trying to determine why you have insomnia and then employ non-medicinal methods of treating such as guided imagery, physical, mental and emotional relaxation techniques which are more effective and safer. ...Read more

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How similar is seroquel to strong barbiturates such as seconal (secobarbital)?

How similar is seroquel to strong barbiturates such as seconal (secobarbital)?

Different drugs: Seconal (secobarbital) is barbiturate and used in the treatment of epilepsy and sometimes insomnia. Seroquel is used as adjunctive therapy in bipolar disorder. It is psychotropic agent with multiple side effects. Both medications should be used under physician guidance and supervision. ...Read more

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Doc originally prescribed seconal (secobarbital) for insomnia, but it wasn't carried even by the hospital so I switched to phenobarbital. Is seconal (secobarbital) a better option?

Both can be used: But, of the two, seconal (secobarbital) tends to be better for sleep as it does not last as long and has indication for sleep by the fda. However, there are newer medications for sleep that may be more appropriate and less addictive, especially if your sleep problems are ongoing in nature. Talk with your doctor, and discuss your options and why he or she recommends a particular medication. ...Read more

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Seconal (secobarbital) is still a viable and very potent prescription sleep aid, should I worry about my doctor ceasing to prescribe it?

Seconal (secobarbital) is still a viable and very potent prescription sleep aid, should I worry about my doctor ceasing to prescribe it?

No, don't worry: Talk w/ the Dr about your concerns. This may be a good chance to find a safer nd better alternative if needed and you might be able to continue your favorite if really necessary. Definitely, don't worry. That will not help at all. Try good therapy targeted for sleep issues too. ...Read more

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How does secobarbital work?

How does secobarbital work?

GABA: Secobarbital binds to the GABA receptors in the central nervous system to increase chloride ion entry and hyperpolarization of neurons.

Please consult with your physician on proper dosage and use of this medication. ...Read more

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What r the drugs secobarbital and amobarbital used for?

Lethal dose: This is an unusual question and I am wondering why you want to know the answer to this. If you are a troubled person please talk to your physician or your religious advisor about this kind of question. If you are troubled please get help. ...Read more

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What are the drugs secobarbital and amobarbital used for?

Lethal dose: This is an unusual question and I am wondering why you want to know the answer to this. If you are a troubled person please talk to your physician or your religious advisor about this kind of question. If you are troubled please get help. ...Read more

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Do doctors and psychiatrists still use secobarbital or amobarbital?

Do doctors and psychiatrists still use secobarbital or amobarbital?

Pretty Rare: I can only think of one case I have seen in the past 10-15 years in which secobarbital was being used. In general, the barbiturates have too many difficulties associated with their use to still be commonly prescribed. There are many alternatives, including non-medication treatments, that can be helpful for anxiety without the risks associated with barbituate use. ...Read more

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Where can I buy secobarbital?

Ask your doctor.: If you need it the chances are that your doctor will help.
All pharmacies can get it.
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How much secobarbital would be lethal?

Lethal dose: This is an unusual question and I am wondering why you want to know the answer to this. If you are a troubled person please talk to your physician or your religious advisor about this kind of question. If you are troubled please get help. ...Read more

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How much secobarbital is too much and lethal?

How much secobarbital is too much and lethal?

LD-50=125 mg/kg: In 1927, a man named j.W. Trevan attempted to find a way to estimate the relative poisoning potency of drugs and medicines. The ld-50 is the lethal dose for 50% of animals...

Prescribing information from lilly indicates a fatal blood level for secobarbitol sodium is between 15-40 micrograms/ml and the ld50 is 125 mg/kg. Stay far away from that dose! ...Read more

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What's the effect of nembutal?

Nembutal: Refer to Drugs. Com for details on Pentobarbital effects. ...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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What is secobarbital?

What is secobarbital?

Barbiturate derivati: Secobarbital is a barbiturate that is used orally for the treatment of anxiety, epilepsy, more commonly the latter. Typically a small red capsule, it is marketed by marathon pharmaceuticals. It has a moderate abuse potential, therefore it is a controlled substance. ...Read more

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What are the most common side effects of secobarbital (i know its not used much anymore)?

What are the most common side effects of secobarbital (i know its not used much anymore)?

Somnolence: Common side effects of secobarbital include drowsiness, confusion, agitation. Other side effects may fainting, nausea, vomiting, constipation. Avoid alcohol, narcotics, antihistamine, trandulizers while on this drug, as these may intensive side effects. This drug is also habit-forming. Please discuss use and any concerns with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Can nembutal cause a positive EEG in a teenager who was talking the pills for sleepinf one pos EEG one neg. Dr said pill caused seizure?

Can nembutal cause a positive EEG in a teenager who was talking the pills for sleepinf one pos EEG one neg. Dr said pill caused seizure?

Not likely: Nembutal is a barbiturate used for antianxiety purposes and sedation. It does not cause seizures. In adolescence it is not uncommon for a person to have a single seizure and not a recurrence. It is long enough that you should not expect a recurrence. ...Read more

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Can nembutal cause a positive EEG in a teenager who was talking the pills for sleep one pos EEG one neg. Dr said pill caused seizure?

Can nembutal cause a positive EEG in a teenager who was talking the pills for sleep one pos EEG one neg. Dr said pill caused seizure?

Nembutal: Nembutal is a barbiturate that is actually indicated to control seizure disorders, in addition to the sedative effect prescribed for your teen. It does have idiosyncratic side effects on the cns, and can cause sg abnormalities, especially if your teen was using other meds or ingested alcohol. I presume the Nembutal was discontinued and something else rxd for sleep? If so, there should be no sequel. ...Read more

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