User Reviews for Secobarbital
Also known as: Seconal Sodium
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|Insomnia||9 reviews||108 medications|
|Light Sedation||1 review||31 medications|
|Sedation||1 review||38 medications|
|Summary of Secobarbital reviews||10.0||11 reviews|
Reviews for Secobarbital
Seconal (secobarbital) for Sedation: "When I was younger I had bad lead poison really bad and it damaged my nerves and my nervous system. I suffered with bad headaches and other problems almost every day as a child. My neuro gave my parents this it was a life saver. I wish that doctors these days would use this to help people like me live with horrible nerve damage and pain."
Terry (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 3, 2018
1 users found this comment helpful.
Seconal (secobarbital) for Insomnia: "I have never tried any barbiturates although I am taking phenobarb for insomnia. I will know what to expect and therefore can control the amount of the medicine. Obviously no alcohol use at time to taking tis pill. But 7-8 hours of sleep without a hangover sounds pretty good!"
Anonymous October 21, 2018
1 users found this comment helpful.
Seconal Sodium (secobarbital) for Insomnia: "I’m a working professional in a field that mandates absolute attentiveness and have battled life long insomnia. I’ve been through sleep studies and all other sleep aids, and sleep clinics that really didn’t help at all. A new physician recommended Seconal to me as he had success with his other patients suffering from treatment resistant insomnia. I take 200 mg a night and it has given me my life back and hasn’t lost effectiveness after being on it for 3 years. Beautiful sleep at last! I highly recommend it"
Well Rested Ronnie (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 14, 2018
8 users found this comment helpful.
Seconal (secobarbital) for Insomnia: "Better than ambien"
lizard (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 3, 2018
5 users found this comment helpful.
Seconal (secobarbital) for Insomnia: "I've tried every new "miracle sleeping aid" that's hit the market over the past 45 years. Nothing works as consistently or as well as Seconal. Taken at therapeutic levels it eases you into sleep within about 20-30 minutes after taking it. Most people sleep for 7 to 8 hours and wake refreshed and do not experience a drug hang over. It's vital to avoid any alcohol use with this drug. Alcohol potentiates the drug and can cause CNS suppression and even death in large enough dose. Of course this is true for most sleeping aid type medication. Some people use this drug for long periods of time and develop dependency on it. This can be avoided by not using it more than one or two days in a row. Seconal works when others do not."
Scottsdale Guy (taken for 10 years or more) December 14, 2016
26 users found this comment helpful.
Seconal Sodium (secobarbital) for Insomnia: "Seconal is not the vilified, evil drug that it has been made to be. Any medication has to be taken as directed and with caution. This medication works better for me than any of the benzo type drugs (Ambien, Lunesta (sp?) . I take Seconal as needed for insomnia and I sleep. I wake not feeling drugged or groggy and my memory is in tact. The aforementioned are terrible about memory loss and the hangover effect, in my experience. Thankfully I have a physician that knows the correct history and use of this drug. It is very, very difficult to find a pharmacy that carries Seconal. Bottom line when taken as it should be taken...it works wonderfully."
Michaelman2` (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 9, 2015
40 users found this comment helpful.
Seconal (secobarbital) for Light Sedation: "Great when used safely!"
Bill40079 September 21, 2014
20 users found this comment helpful.
Seconal (secobarbital) for Insomnia: "Blessed and complete sleep."
smitty714 (taken for 10 years or more) March 10, 2014
39 users found this comment helpful.
Seconal Sodium (secobarbital) for Insomnia: "I've suffered from chronic insomnia and severe panic attacks since early childhood and was given many medications but they didn't help me. I eventually was put on Seconal sodium (secobarbitol) by a new physician and I sleep well and don't experience panic attacks anymore. I was taught to take my Seconal under my tongue with Nutra-sweet and on a four hour empty stomach. Also, I never experienced withdrawals when I was without this medication for two months. Seconal has made my life much better now that I can get restful sleep and no longer have panic attacks."
Kimmy100 (taken for 10 years or more) November 14, 2012
69 users found this comment helpful.
Seconal Sodium (secobarbital) for Insomnia: "I have severe insomnia, secondary to serious problems with my back. Basically I need help falling asleep and staying asleep as something as simple as rolling over will cause me to bolt right awake. I take secobarbital (Seconal Sodium) and temazepam (Restoril). Usually, I take temazepam with Seconal at bedtime and another temazepam during my nightly awakening. Seconal is not used as a "first line" insomnia treatment any longer. However, if the weaker sedatives fail you, it really will get you to sleep. Absolute caution is needed, the reputed strength and history of this medication is no joke. "
Anonymous December 21, 2011
55 users found this comment helpful.
Seconal Sodium (secobarbital) for Insomnia: "This medicine was great for sleeping. It was the best that I ever had because I have sleeping problems. Rate it as a 10."
Anonymous September 8, 2011
54 users found this comment helpful.
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