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Barbiturate intoxication and overdose

  • Alternative Names

    Intoxication - barbiturates


    Prevention

    Do NOT take barbiturates, except as prescribed. Do NOT exceed the prescribed dose. Never mix barbiturates with heroin (or other opiates), valium, benzodiazepines, or alcohol of any kind.


    References

    Schears RM. Barbiturates. In: Tintinalli JE, Kelen GD, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, Cline DM, eds. Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. 6th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2004:chap 163.