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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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Secobarbital (Definition)

Secobarbital sodium is a barbiturate which is a kind of ...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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Are pentobarbital (nembutal) and secobarbital (seconal) basically the same thing?

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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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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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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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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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more

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How can I dispose unused medications?

How can I dispose unused medications?

Several options: You can take them to your local pharmacy for proper disposal. Some medically oriented charities will also take medication for distribution to the disadvantaged. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: topical?

Please describe the medication: topical?

Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more