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The following information should be given to patients receiving barbiturates.
- The use of barbiturates carries with it an associated risk of psychological and/or physical dependence.
- Barbiturates may impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks, such as driving a car or operating machinery. The patient should be cautioned accordingly.
- Alcohol should not be consumed while taking barbiturates. The concurrent use of the barbiturates with other CNS depressants (eg, alcohol, narcotics, tranquilizers, and antihistamines) may result in additional CNS-depressant effects.
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/21/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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