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barbiturates-oral

GENERIC NAME: BARBITURATES - ORAL

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USES: This medication is used for seizure disorders. It is also used as a short-term sleep aid (for insomnia), and for tension relief (e.g., before a medical procedure).

HOW TO USE: Take with food or milk if stomach upset occurs. For insomnia, take 30 to 60 minutes prior to bedtime. Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for a longer period of time, do not suddenly stop using this without first consulting your doctor. When used for extended periods, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing. Consult your doctor if the medication is not working well.




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