Mebaral, or mephobarbital, is a prescription drug that is used to treat anxiety disorders, as well as seizures. Classified as a barbiturate, it works by slowing the activity in the brain and nervous system. Side effects of this drug include dizziness, memory issues, trouble focusing, nervousness or agitation, nausea, vomiting or headaches. More serious side effects include confusion, hallucinations, slow heart rate or a feeling of passing out.
Signs of Mephobarbital Addiction
When used as prescribed, Mebaral can be safe and effective. It’s important to only take this medication under the supervision of a doctor as this drug may be habit-forming, particularly for those who have a history of drug abuse or addiction.
Recreational use of this drug often leads the user to require more of the drug to achieve the desired effects of contentment and euphoria. This can lead to both a physical and psychological dependence, increasing the risk for overdose.
Signs of overdose in those taking mephobarbital include slow or shallow breathing, blurry vision, extreme fatigue, rapid heart rate, fainting and decreased body temperature.
Treatment for Mebaral Dependency
If you or a loved one has found themselves dependent on Mebaral, be sure to seek the advice of a physician as abruptly stopping the use of this drug can lead to severe withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, muscle pain, tremors, confusion, hallucinations or seizures.
It’s also important to seek the council of a drug rehab center in order to get to the root of what sparked the addiction in the first place. Talbott Recovery provides a range of day treatment and intensive outpatient programs for those abusing drugs such as Mebaral. If you or your loved one has developed a dependency on this, or another prescription drug, contact us today to learn more about our addiction treatment programs at our various Georgia locations, including Atlanta, Dunwoody and Columbus.