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Whats sodium amytal?

Whats sodium amytal?

Sodium amytal: Sodium amytal - also known as "truth serum" is a barbiturate - has addiction and abuse potential. It is a CNS depressant. And has been used as a sedative hypnotic. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Amobarbital Sodium (Definition)

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Sodium amytal question again?

Sodium amytal question again?

Ask it: Please submit a clear & specific question about sodium amytal. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Can sodium amytal be abused?

Can sodium amytal be abused?

Sodium Amytal - : Sodium amytal - or "truth serum" is a barbiturate and has abuse potential. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Amobarbital sodium allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Amobarbital sodium allergy?

Depends: IgE mediated: hives, swelling , itching, shoc, breathing difficulties, etc Cell-mediated: itchy or non-itchy skin rash Undefined: Steven Johnsons syndrome which can be fatal These are all considered immunologically mediated although IgE mediated conditions are usually considered true allergy. Amobarbital allergy is not that common partly because it is not that frequently used. ...Read more

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Please i ll have an amytal interview tell me if i will remember what i said or ill lose my control ?

Please i ll have an amytal interview tell me if i will remember what i said or ill lose my control ?

It's like being drun: We did a number in vietnan & also with returning combat vets to help them remember & abreact to combat trauma--it's similar to being drunk with decreased inhibitions & some suggestion. ...Read more

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Plz can any one tell me about amytal interview in abreaction session please and if i will be conscious or not?

Plz can any one tell me about amytal interview in abreaction session please and if i will be conscious or not?

Awake but drowsy: Amytal is a barbiturate given gradually by vein. Depending on dose, it induces drowsiness and sleep. For an interview using it, the patient is drowsy but awake -- the so-called "twilight state" in which relaxation allows conversation about important areas. The process has been used since the 1940's, but memories retrieved contain a mix of fact and fantasy -- must be externally verified. ...Read more

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What are amobarbital, butabarbital?

What are amobarbital, butabarbital?

Barbiturates: These are different forms of barbiturates and heavy sedative. At one time used commonly to help with insomnia, they have fallen out of favor. They can be very addictive. ...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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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