Mebaral is the brand name for the drug Methylphenobarbitalm that is prescribed for anxiety relief as well as tension and apprehension. It is also used as a treatment for people that have grand mal and petit mal epilepsy. Mebaral can be an addictive drug if taken excessively and beyond the recommended dosage and if a person has a severe addiction to the drug they may have to go through the tough Mebaral detox process.
Mebaral is a prescription drug that is a controlled substance and is a Narcotic Schedule 1I drug. Mebaral is a type of barbiturate, which can be very habit forming. If a person has a prolonged use of Mebaral, they can become tolerant for the effects and will have to take more of the drug in order to feel the effects. Mebaral can bring about both physical as well as psychological dependence.
As people form a tolerance for Mebaral, they will have to increase dosage to get the same type of high for the drug and that may lead to full blown addiction and even overdose. When a person increases their use of Mebaral, the fatal dosage of the drug between the intoxicating feeling will decrease.
Symptoms of being intoxicated with Mebaral can include such things as a slurred speech, confusion, being irritable, insomnia, and poor judgment. The symptoms to being addicted to Mebaral can be very similar to symptoms when a person has an alcohol addiction. Also, what is more dangerous is that a fatal Mebaral dose is much less than alcohol.
Mebaral withdrawal symptoms can be from minor to very severe and even fatal. The minor Mebaral symptoms can show up in a person around 8-12 hours after the last dose of the drug. These symptoms can include:
- Hand and Finger Tremors (Shaking)
- Twitching of the Muscles
- Vision Problems
The major Mebaral withdrawal symptoms can occur around 16 hours and also last up to 5 days after a person stops taking the drug. However, while these symptoms are major and more intense they will subside in around 2 weeks. People that are in danger of Mebaral addiction are those that are susceptible to alcohol and opiate abusers.
People that are psychologically addicted to Mebaral, as well as other types of barbiturates, may have to increase the amount they take. If they do this without consulting a doctor, they may have a physical dependence to the drug. To decrease the chance of Mebaral dependency and especially an overdose, the amount that is prescribed should be limited until the next time the prescription should be filled. If a person has a rather severe addiction to Mebaral they should wean off the drug gradually, especially if the person has taken the drug for an extended period of time.