Secobarbital is a barbiturate derivative drug that is used to treat insomnia and relieve anxiety prior to surgery. They are very addictive and should only be taken be people for whom it was prescribed for.
Even if patients take the medicine according to their prescriptions, they can still experience some Secobarbital overdose symptoms. These symptoms include:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call an ambulance immediately. Give your bottle of Secobarbital to emergency responders when they arrive and tell them when you last took the medication and how much of it you took. Emergency medical technicians may also ask you about your physical statistics height, weight, age, and preexisting conditions, etc.
Secobarbital comes as a capsule to take by mouth. When secobarbital is used to treat insomnia, it is usually taken at bedtime as needed for sleep. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully. Take secobarbital exactly as directed. Your sleep problems should improve within 7 to 10 days after you start taking secobarbital. Call your doctor if otherwise. Secobarbital should normally be taken for short periods of time. If you take secobarbital for 2 weeks or longer, secobarbital may not help you sleep well as it did when you first began to take the medication. Addiction to secobarbital is possible after 2 weeks. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking secobarbital for 2 weeks or longer. Do not take a larger dose of secobarbital, take it more often, or take it for a longer time than prescribed by your doctor. Do not stop taking secobarbital without talking to your doctor. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually to avoid the complications that arise with instantly stopping.
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Keep track of how many capsules are left so you will know if any are missing. Unneeded medications should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children, and other people cannot consume them