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Barbiturates can be detected in drug tests that specifically include it as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street offers various barbiturates drug testing options via hair or urine specimens, which are available for both employers and individuals. Urine drug testing is most common, which looks back on drug use up to one week. Hair drug testing looks further back at approximately 90 days. Just choose the location for the barbiturates drug test and complete the registration. From there, a barcode will be sent to you or the person you specify, and should be presented at the facility upon arrival for the barbiturates drug test. Testing results are reported quickly, accurately, and stored securely in our online portal.

About Barbiturates

What Are Barbiturates?

Barbiturates are sedative-hypnotics that normally come in the form of multicolored pills. Barbiturates are legally available only by prescription, but can be addictive and lead to physical dependency. Due to the potential as an addictive substance in addition to their ability to calm the mind and allow people to feel at ease, barbiturate drug abuse can quickly lead to tolerance. Abuse of common barbiturates frequently occurs with multiple drugs, such as heroin or alcohol, which significantly increases the risk of a fatal overdose. Polydrug use has been portrayed in movies like The Death of Richie and The Rose, and remains a real problem today.

Popular Barbiturates Street Names:
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Common barbiturates brand names include Mebaral, Luminal, Phenobarbital, and Nembutal.

What Are Barbiturates Used For?

Barbiturate pills have restricted use under the Controlled Substances Act, and legal barbiturates are are prescribed in accordance with this. Common barbiturates are prescribed for seizure disorders, insomnia, and anxiety (including to relax before surgery).

Side Effects of Barbiturates

More Common Barbiturates Side Effects:

Barbiturate drug abuse is dangerous, and in the worst cases can lead to a coma or even death. It is important to know the side effects of these drugs, which include:

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Dizziness
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Muscle pain
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Nausea
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Vomitting
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Drowsiness
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Irritability
More Severe Side Effects of Barbiturates:

High doses of barbiturates can be deadly, and symptoms may include:

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Difficulty thinking
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Faulty judgment
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Severe confusion
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Lack of coordination
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Slowness of speech or slurred speech
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Memory loss
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Slowed heart rate

Frequently Asked Questions

What Drugs Are Barbiturates?

Some types of barbiturates include amobarbital, butabarbital, secobarbital, and phenobarbital. Barbiturates names are often more easily identified by their brand names, such as Amytal.

How Long Do Barbiturates Stay In Your System?

How long barbiturates stay in your urine or hair is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:

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Frequency of use
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User’s metabolism
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User’s age
Does Barbiturates Show Up On a Drug Test?

Yes, barbiturates can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. Urine drug testing is more common since it is a fast, effective, and less expensive option, but it does look back on a shorter period of time (up to one week). If you need to identify barbiturates drug use further back than one week, Health Street’s hair drug testing option can identify usage approximately 90 days back.

Why Drug Test for Barbiturates?

When abused or misused, even prescription barbiturates can create dangerous work or home environments, and create strain on personal relationships. They can be addictive, and overdose can lead to loss of life. A barbiturates drug test can help create safer working or home environments, and can open the door to recovery for someone that may be at risk for addiction or death.

Barbiturates Drug Test Options

Health Street offers the following barbiturates drug tests should you need or choose to be tested. The higher number the panel, the more drugs are tested, but barbiturates are included in all of the following. These drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you’re an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.

Urine – Barbiturates Drug Tests:
Hair – Barbiturates Drug Testing Options:

Citations

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Drug Fact Sheet: Barbiturates. DEA United States Drug Enforcement Administration. (2020, April). https://www.dea.gov/sites/default/files/2020-06/Barbiturates-2020_0.pdf.
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Edited by Editorial StaffLast Updated: February 3, 2020. (2020, February 3). What Are the Side Effects of Barbiturates? American Addiction Centers. https://americanaddictioncenters.org/barbiturate/side-effects.
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Edited by Sarah HardeyReviewed by Ryan Kelley, N. R. E. M. T. L. U. S. 27. (2019, September 27). Barbiturate Overdose: Symptoms, Effects, and Risks. American Addiction Centers. https://americanaddictioncenters.org/barbiturate.
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Skibiski, J. (2020, November 20). Barbiturates. StatPearls [Internet]. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK539731/.