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.

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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...

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

Insomnia, Anxiety. I understand your worry about, “my doctor ceasing to prescribe-Seconal” Seconal is used short-term to treat insomnia. Its side effects may be- insomnia nightmares, nervousness, anxiety and abnormal thinking. Trust your body that you have had sleep since birth. Stress in life affects sleep. Do Breathing Relaxation, Visual imagery of National parks See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Therapy, Medication. Read more...
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...