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Re: Has anyone ever taken a barbiturate? Lamdage22

Posted by ed_uk2010 on June 11, 2018, at 17:27:40

In reply to Re: Has anyone ever taken a barbiturate?, posted by Lamdage22 on June 11, 2018, at 2:32:25

> ok thanks

Were you wanting to take a barbiturate for something?

In general, psychiatrists never prescribe barbiturates. A very occasional exception is elderly people who have been dependent on them for decades. Most have long since been transferred to another medication though. Barbiturates are very toxic in overdose, and tend to cause strong physical dependence rapidly.

Phenobarbital is still used for epilepsy in older people who have been taking it for a long time. It is also used in newborns who are suffering frequent seizures in the intensive care setting.

Depression, loss of coordination and fatigue are common side effects of phenobarbital in adults.


 

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