Drug Testing for Barbiturates
The dangers and risks when abusing barbiturates can have life threatening consequences. uVera Diagnostics has drug test kits that test for barbiturates. Click here to see the drug testing kits for barbiturates or find the drug testing product that is right for you and order it right online.
Barbiturates are sedatives or sleep-inducing drugs that are made up of barbituric acid. Barbiturates are central nervous system depressants that are normally used to control seizures in people with epilepsy or to relieve anxiety and tension before medical procedures such as surgery. They used to be prescribed to help with anxiety during the day or insomnia at night, but have been mostly replaced with safer medications.
The following prescription drugs are common barbiturates prescribed in the US and Canada: Butisol Sodium, Mebaral, Mysoline, Seconal and Nova Rectal.
Street names for illegal amphetamines include: Barbs, downers, sleepers, stumblers, yellow jackets, red dolls, tootsies, rainbows.
What does it look like and how is it taken?
Barbiturates mainly come in a variety of colored pills and tablets. They can however, be sold in capsule, tablet, and liquid forms. Barbiturates can be taken orally, as a suppository, or they can be injected.
Illegal or Legal?
Barbituarates are legal only when prescribed by a doctor.
Why are Barbiturates taken?
Barbiturates provide feelings of relaxation, well-being and mild euphoria. After continual use the desired feelings are felt less and less. This can lead to abuse of the drug as people will take more to achieve the same initial feelings of relaxation. Barbiturates can become addictive when taken in any other dosage than what is specifically prescribed for an individual by a doctor.
Dangers and Side Effects
Barbiturates are dangerous because of the risk of overdose which can lead to death. People that are addicted to barbiturates have the desire to take more and more to achieve the same effects of original use. The combination of barbiturates and alcohol or barbiturates and other medications can also lead to unconsciousness and even death.
Side effects of barbiturates include drowsiness, lightheadedness and dizziness. Anyone taking these drugs should not drive or operate machinery unless approved by a doctor.
Barbiturate abuse has the following side effects: severe weakness, confusion, memory impairment, slurred speech, staggering, problems breathing and a slow heart rate. If you notice any of these symptoms in a friend, colleague or family member, encourage them to take a drug test.
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