Barbiturates vs. Benzodiazepines

By marley · Dec 12, 2013 ·
  1. marley
    Not sure about the likelihood of seizures when w\d from barbs, but I only recently discovered(and was quite shocked by this) that my elderly mother in law is and has been prescribed phenobarbital for management of absent seizures. I had never heard of this term before, I assumed she meant she was still being prescribed medication to treat her seizures that were no longer occurring, so I tried to explain the reason for their absence is because she was still taking the medication, took me a while to understand what she actually meant, which was exactly what she had said to begin with. My point is, I didn't know that barbiturates were still widely used in either a home or hospital environment, food for more research at least. Interesting thead esp this post.

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