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Related to barbiturate: barbiturate coma, barbiturate poisoning
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Barbiturate pills are approved for certain medical uses, and are even covered by Medicare Part D, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) website So the common practice of prescribing drugs for "off-label use" - using a drug approved for one purpose to do something else, as explained on the FDA's website - would seemingly permit states to use barbiturate pills in executions, says Banzhaf.
It was known in 1968 that barbiturate withdrawal could result in seizures, psychosis, or death (Wikler 1968; Ewing & Bakewell 1967; Altman et al.
But in February 2007, when Mr Cutkelvin, 58, could no longer take the pain of inoperable pancreatic cancer, he took his own life using barbiturates at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich, with Mr Cutkelvin Rees by his side.
5 per cent had developed TM over the course of the year, which means that episodic or occasional migraine sufferers who took narcotics or barbiturates more frequently were more likely to develop TM.
Death by the Australian media, helped four people self-inject a deadly dose of barbiturates.
Physicians say that detoxification from barbiturate and opioid over-use in headache patients may require hospitalization.
He was treating Marilyn for emotional problems and getting her off the use of barbiturates.
So why do headache patients still receive barbiturates, opioids, and narcotics instead of triptans?
Pentobarbital sodium coma (also known as barbiturate therapy or coma therapy) is a second-tier treatment for the alleviation of RICH and is considered to be a treatment of last resort (Bullock et al.
Marilyn Monroe's death is perhaps the most widely publicized example of barbiturate overdose, but certainly her case is not unique; barbiturates are probably the most common drugs used to commit suicide.
Some of the most common substance abusing patients seen in a dental practice would involve the use of alcohol, tobacco, sedative/hypnotics, barbiturates, and narcotics.
In particular, the effect of flumazenil in combination with a range of doses of pentobarbital would indicate whether the interaction observed in the present experiments reflects a shift in the dose-response curve or whether addition of flumazenil produces a greater anxiolytic effect than any dose of the barbiturate.