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What Is Nembutal?

What Is Nembutal?

Nembutal, also known by its generic name Pentobarbital, is a short acting barbiturate drug used to treat the symptoms of severe depression and insomnia. It may also be prescribed for the treatment of seizures and preoperative sedation. This prescription drug comes in both pill and liquid injection form. Both forms are considered to be controlled substances and are Schedule II narcotics here in the United States.


This drug is classified as such because it's very high potential for both addiction and abuse.

Barbiturates drugs such as Nembutal may be habit forming. Tolerance, psychological dependence, and physical dependence may occur especially following prolonged use of high doses of Nembutal. An individual may abuse Nembutal simply because they have developed this dependence to it and cannot discontinue its use even though their doctor recommends that they do so.

Recreational abusers of Nembutal will abuse this drug because of the "drunk-like" effect it produces. A hardcore abuser of Nembutal will develop a tolerance for this drug. As tolerance to Nembutal develops, the amount needed to maintain the same level of intoxication increases.

left quoteNembutal is a dangerous drug to abuse because a fatal dosage may be no more than twice the regular dosage of an addict or abuser. As an individual develops a tolerance to this prescription drug, the margin between an intoxicating dosage and fatal dosage becomes smaller.right quote


Even though the dangers of fatality are so high with Nembutal, an abuser of it will find it very hard to discontinue its used because of the dependence they have developed to the drug. This physical dependence will lead to all sorts of severe withdrawal symptoms if the drug's use is stopped abruptly. Withdrawal from Nembutal is severe and dangerous and may even cause possible death. If an abuser of Nembutal wants to stop using this drug forever, they must completely detoxify their system from this drug by professional at a hospital or in-patient rehabilitation facility. Medical detox is the only safe way to discontinue using this drug.

Nembutal Detox Information

Detoxification is the key to a safe withdrawal from Nembutal. An abuser of Nembutal should definitely seek medical attention at an in-patient or outpatient rehabilitation center in order to go through this process safely. Detoxification is offered at rehabs as a first step to a successful recovery. There they can withdraw safely from the drug while under 24/7 medical supervision. Detoxing from Nembutal may cause a person to feel physically ill amongst other dangerous and severe withdrawal symptoms. During medical detox, a doctor may even prescribe medication to help alleviate the severe withdrawal symptoms of Nembutal and decrease shock and any potentially hazardous effects from occurring to the patient; this is why it is so important that the individual follows the proper steps needed for a safe detoxification. Withdrawal symptoms may be different for each individual but anyone who is coming off of high doses of Nembutal will experience them.

Nembutal Withdrawal Symptoms

The symptoms of withdrawal from Nembutal can be severe and can possibly cause death. Some withdrawal symptoms will occur 8-12 hours after the last dose of Nembutal and will last up to 2 weeks after. These symptoms usually will include:

  • Anxiety
  • Muscle Twitching
  • Shaky Hands
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Distortion in Visual Perception
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Hypotension
  • Convulsions
  • Delirium

Medical supervision is highly recommended for the safe withdrawal from Nembutal. Medical detox is supervised by doctors and nurses around the clock so they can attend to any of the patient's needs.

Nembutal Addiction Treatment Options

Treatment for the detoxification from Nembutal should only be done at an in-patient or outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. These programs have proven to be the most successful for treating patients during detox and also offer substance abuse and addiction therapy. Cognitive behavioral health therapy at rehabilitation is very effective for treating individuals suffering from addictive behaviors. In therapy, the individual will learn new coping skills to deal with their addiction and help to decrease the possibility of relapse. All of these treatments combined will allow an individual to begin a new way of life free from the bonds of substance abuse.

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