What are Barbiturates
Barbiturates are a class of drugs that have been derived from barbituric acid. Barbituric acid itself has no therapeutic activity; however, its derivatives enhance the action of GABA, a neurotransmitter that inhibits the activity of nerve cells in the brain.
Historically, barbiturates were used in the treatment of anxiety, epilepsy, as anesthetics, and to induce sleep. However, they have a tendency to cause psychological and physical dependence and there is a fine line between a normal dose and a toxic dose. Nowadays, barbiturates have been largely superseded by safer drugs, although some are still used during surgery or to control seizures.
List of Barbiturates:
|Drug Name||View by: Brand | Generic||Reviews||Avg. Ratings|
|secobarbital systemic (Pro, More...)||7 reviews||10|
|mephobarbital systemic (More...)||4 reviews||9.5|
|pentobarbital systemic (Pro, More...)||1 review||9.5|
|butabarbital systemic (Pro, More...)||3 reviews||9.0|
|phenobarbital systemic (Pro, More...)||15 reviews||8.2|
|amobarbital systemic (Pro, More...)||0 reviews||Add rating|
Medical conditions associated with barbiturates: