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Unread 03-04-2006, 07:30 AM   #1
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Default barbiturates VS benzodiazepines

Which is more safe? I know a bit more about the Benzos... as it can be easily addictive... Whats the difference between Sedative-Hypnotic and tranquilizers ? Which is more effective?
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Default Re: barbiturates VS benzodiazepines

I think the safety issue is really pretty obvious. It's really hard to obtain barbiturates because the therapeutic index is very small for barbiturates. The effective dose very quickly becomes a small ratio to the lethal dose.

It's really hard to give you modern references, because the barbiturates are really a treatment of last resort, in many regions.

If you're worried about addiction, stay well clear of the barbiturates. They're far more of a problem than are the benzodiazepines, in my opinion.

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