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Are sleeping pills a barbiturate?


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March 28, 2015 10:07AM

no. barbiturates are like xanax, klonopin & valium... sleeping pills are not in the same category although a Dr may prescribe a barbiturate to help aod with your insomnia, sleeping troubles or whatever problems you are having. or the Dr may prescribe both a sleep aid & low dose of a barbiturate. but be very careful mixing ANYTHING like that without talking to your doctor first. some drugs do NOT mix well together & you may wanna get a good night's rest but you DON'T wanna over do it & end up sleeping forever. be careful & talk to you Dr before taking ANYTHING especially when combining different medications that are sedatives.