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Barbituates

– Depresses the body’s motor activity and and alters cerebral function

Used for:

  • Seizures
  • Convulsive episodes

Side Effects/ Adverse Reactions

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Hypotension
  • Respiratory Depression

Contraindicates with:

  • Pregnancy
  • Addiction to sedative or hypnotics

– No alcohol use (tell patients)

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