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Barbiturate Intoxication

Alternate Names : Intoxication with Barbiturates, Barbiturate Overdose

Barbiturate Intoxication | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

All drugs should be kept in their original containers out of the reach of children. Childproof caps should be used in households with small children. Education about the dangers associated with excessive use of barbiturates needs to be discussed with adults and children.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

The long-term effects of barbiturate intoxication can be severe due to loss of oxygen caused by shallow breathing during intoxication. Most people recover if treatment is begun early.

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Barbiturate Intoxication: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: James Broomfield, MD
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 09/19/01

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