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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Seconal (Overview)

Seconal is a barbiturate which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug).


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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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
10 doctors shared insights

Seconal (Overview)

Seconal is a barbiturate which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug).


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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?

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

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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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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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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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?

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