What is Seconal?

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What is Seconal?

Seconal is a prescription drug with Secobarbital as its active ingredient. This barbiturate is considered a sedative-hypnotic and can act as a depressant. It induces sleep and is used to treat insomnia; it also can be given to patients before surgery.

It is generally prescribed for a short period of time to help treat various sleeping problems. Taking it for an extended amount of time increases one's risk to withdrawal and addiction of Seconal.

Other alternative drugs of Seconal can include Prozac or Paxil, but they are prescribed for those who don't want to feel as tired or risk their side effects from being so severe.

Seconal Side Effects

Some common side effects of using Seconal include:

  1. Depression
  2. Suicidal Thoughts
  3. Nightmares
  4. Confusion
  5. Irritability
  6. Staggering Walking Habit
  7. Double Vision
  8. Memory Problems
  9. Headaches
  10. Nausea

Drinking alcohol in conjunction with this prescription drug can cause increase drowsiness. Trouble waking up or excitation are also common.

A high of Seconal is often compared to that of alcohol intoxication. Using this prescription drug in conjunction with any other medication increases one's risk of overdose. This barbiturate slows the brain's activity.

Seconal Abuse and Withdrawal Symptoms

Seconal is a highly addictive drug that affects the nervous system. It can be addictive both psychologically and physical. Abusers become unable to function without using it. Ultimately, the withdrawal process occurs because the nervous system functions are depressed which increases the risk of building a tolerance to Seconal. Dependency occurs fast, so abusing the drug is very dangerous. Users can experience withdrawal in less then a week. This is why the prescription drug is prescribed for short periods of time.

This prescription drug may cause withdrawal after using it. Some withdrawal symptoms include:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Shaking Hands
  3. Twitching
  4. Trouble Sleeping
  5. Hallucinations
  6. Headaches
  7. Dizziness
  8. Loss of Appetite
  9. Confusion
  10. Anxiety
  11. Nausea or Vomiting
  12. Death

In order to prevent withdrawal, the doctor may gradually reduce one's dose.

Risk Of Seconal Overdose

Signs of an overdose can include: trouble breathing, low heart rate or blood pressure, headaches or drowsiness or grogginess.

Seconal Addiction Treatment Options

Seconal prescription drug abuse can be easily treated at a professional drug rehab center. A professional recovery facility will tailor a customized recovery plan for each patient. They will guide someone to a sober life and offers a variety of programs depending on one's needs and specific addiction (and medical condition).

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