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How Is Secobarbital (Seconal) Similar to Ambien for Treating Insomnia?

Both secobarbital, or Seconal, and zolpidem, or Ambien, are medications that are commonly prescribed for the treatment of insomnia when other nonmedical treatment cannot be fully implemented or are not...

What Ailments Are Pentobarbital (Nembutal) Prescribed to Treat?

Pentobarbital, also sold as Nembutal, is a barbiturate drug that has a number of medical uses. It is also a drug that is highly addictive that should be used with...

What Is the Withdrawal Process and Timeline for Amobarbital (Amytal)?

Amobarbital is a barbiturate, a type of drug that has a sedative effect on users. Also known as sodium amytal or amylobarbitone, amobarbital is sometimes prescribed for the treatment of...

What Prescription Barbiturates Get Abused?

List of Addictive Barbiturates Amobarbital (Amytal) Pentobarbital (Nembutal) Phenobarbital Secobarbital (Seconal) Tuinal Barbiturates are also popular drugs of abuse. The following are the most common, according to WebMD: What is...

How Intelligence Agencies Came to Use Barbiturates as ‘Truth Serums’

Article Overview: Certain drugs work by exploiting the nether regions of human consciousness. The sedative-hypnotic Ambien, for example, induces an unnatural state between wakefulness and sleep. So-called “truth serums” are...

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