Mebaral is in a category of drugs called barbiturates which are depressant medications that cause relaxation and drowsiness. Mephobarbital is the generic name for Mebaral which is a drug used to relieve tension and anxiety but is also prescribed to patients for controlling seizures. Mebaral restores the balance of natural substances in the brain and produces a calming effect which relaxes the brain.
Barbiturate Drug Abuse
One of the most common types of drugs abused today are prescription medications which are widely misused recreationally by people in all age groups but are commonly abused among adolescents and young adults. Barbiturates like Mebaral are used for nonmedical reasons because of the feelings and effects the drugs produce, such as relaxation, contentment and euphoria according to recreational users. When Mebaral is used for recreational purposes, users take high doses of the medication to increase the drug's effects so they can achieve a more intense rush of euphoria.
Fatal Overdose Likely When Barbiturates Are Abused
Individuals that abuse Mebaral and other barbiturates are likely to experience a fatal overdose, "because the difference between an affective dose and a lethal dose narrows as the length of use increases." This is very dangerous but Mebaral and other barbiturate drug users don't realize how easily a fatal overdose can take place and risk this happening each time the use again.
Mebaral Possible Side Effects
Possible side effects that could occur when a person abuses Mebaral include confusion, hallucinations, slowed heart rate, dizziness, memory problems, nervousness, agitation, nausea, vomiting, headache, and feeling lightheaded extremely lightheaded and unsteady.
Mebaral Use Can Lead To Tolerance
Mebaral and other barbiturates can lead to tolerance very fast especially when they're abused. Even if a person is taking Mebaral under a physician care, after a while they can develop a tolerance to the amount of medication they're taking and will need to have the dose increased because it isn't working as well anymore.
Recreational users of Mebaral and other barbiturate drugs are already taking a higher dose than would normally be recommended but they can still develop a tolerance to the dose they're abusing. After a while a person abusing Mebaral will have to take higher and higher doses to keep achieving the same relaxing and euphoric feelings and effects.
Mebaral Can Lead To Dependency and Addiction
Mebaral can be habit forming and if a person is prescribed the drug in a high dose for a long period of time they can become dependent on the medication. Individuals that intentionally abuse Mebaral and other barbiturates are in high risk of becoming psychologically and physically addicted to the drug if they're using high doses for any length of time. Being addicted to Mebaral or any other drug is debilitating because addiction ends up controlling and possibly destroying a person entire life.
Mebaral Symptoms of Withdrawal
If a person becomes dependent on Mebaral legitimately due to prescribed long term use or becomes addicted after abusing the drug overtime, withdrawal symptoms can be experienced if use is suddenly stopped. Withdrawal symptoms experienced when a person is dependent on Mebaral can be very uncomfortable physically and emotionally, symptoms may include:
- Elevated heart rate
- Elevated respiration rate
- Muscle pain