This documents presents the various brand-name barbiturates and how to recognize them. It also includes dosages and other general observations related to recreational use of sleeping pills and tranquilizers. ...Read more ›
Barbiturates were first introduced for medical use in the early 1900s.
More than 2,500 barbiturates have been synthesized, and at the height of their popularity, about 50 were marketed for human use. Today, only about a dozen are in medical use.
Barbiturates produce a wide spectrum of central nervous system depression, from mild sedation to coma, and have been used as sedatives, hypnotics, anesthetics, and anticonvulsant’s. The primary differences among many of these products are how fast they produce an effect and how long those effects last.
Barbiturates are classified as ultrashort, short, intermediate, and long- acting.
The following books cover barbiturate effects, how they are abused and what barbiturates are more susceptible to abuse, dependency, dangers, withdrawal and tolerance in relation to barbiturate use.
Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills Information including History, Effects, Toxic Effects, Tolerance and dependence, Tranquillizers and Pregnancy, Who uses tranquillizers. Comprehensive information on sleeping pills and tranquillizers. ...Read more ›
When most people think of tranquilizers, they don’t think of illicit drug use. However, while tranquilizers are still widely used in medical applications, they are often used outside of prescribed doses, and people do become addicted to them in some cases. ...Read more ›
Most people won't recognize the term "sedative hypnotics", but there’s a good chance that you, or someone you know, may have taken them at some stage. Sedative hypnotics are a group of drugs that include many brands of sleeping pills and insomnia medications, including barbiturates and benzdiazepines, and they can vary in strength and potency. ...Read more ›