Category: Sleep Aid

Secobarbital Overview

Secobarbital sodium (marketed by Eli Lilly and Company for the treatment of insomnia, and subsequently by other companies as described below, under the brand name Seconal) is a short-acting barbiturate derivative drug that was patented in 1934 in the United States.[2] It possesses anaesthetic, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, sedative, and hypnotic properties. In the United Kingdom, it was known as quinalbarbitone. It is the most frequently used drug in physician-assisted suicide w...

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Seconal was RX'ed in the 1960-70's . A lot of people died from OD's and auto accidents. It is still used for people that have tried everything to sleep but nothing works. I dont know why it bothers you so much that a few patients are getting them. Unless your a doctor its not something your qualified to answer


Is secobarbital still available in the United States. ## Hello, Nik! How are you? Yes, it is listed as still being available to treat epilepsy and insomnia, though it also has some pre-operative uses with anesthesia. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including somnolence, nausea, nightmares, headache and impaired balance. Is there anything else I can help with?

lily f 40

red capsule w lily F 40 ## This tablet contains 100mgs of Secobarbital, a generic for Seconal. This is a sedative hypnotic. Some of the most common side effects include: nausea, drowsiness, headache and anxiety. If you have any additional questions, or if anyone has more information, please feel free to post. ## white tablet with F40 on one side. f on the top and 40 on the bottom of the tablet

obtaining secobarbital

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, I HAVE TRIED JUST ABOUT EVERY KIND OF SLEEPING MED... I HAVE BEEN GETTING MY MEDS ONLINE FOR 6 YEARS PLEASE IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE WHO CAN HELP ME LOCATE THEM I WOULD BE GREATFUL... ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU VERY MUCH ## Were you taking the brand or generic form of this medication? Have you had a chance to check with your M.D. to see if any alternative medications might work? Lunesta, Ambien, etc?

Seconal as a sleeping agent

I was prescribed Seconal during my stay at the hospital in 1970. It was an effective medication for me. I think that it should be available in a hospital setting only for the same reason why other potent medications are not readily prescribed to ambulatory patients.Moreover, I think that its use should be limited to the terminally ill patients who are unable to sleep due to the severity of their condition. Lastly, I think that strict rules should be in order for this medicine because it has been sadly abused in the past. ## Then I would recommend that send an email or a letter to the FDA regarding your experiences and opinions on it. this site does not have anything to do with controlling or approving medications, this is an information only site.


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 100mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Secobarbital: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 42998-679 Seconal Sodium 100 mg Oral Capsule by Marathon Pharmaceuticals, LLC
  • 63304-679 Seconal Sodium 100 mg Oral Capsule by Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Other drugs which contain Secobarbital or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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