BARBITURATES
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Drug Ingestion and the Periods of Detect-Ability:

Drug - Also Commonly Known As

Usual Period of Time a Drug Can Stay in the System

The Maximum Amount of Time a Drug Can Stay in the System of a Habitual User*

Barbiturates - Downers

2 - 5 Days Same

Drug Test Screening Cutoffs:

Drug of Abuse

Immunoassay Screen

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Confirmation

Barbiturates

300 ng/ml 200 ng/ml
* Indicates the 5 drugs which are tested for in the "NIDA 5" Drug Screening panel for (DOT) Department of Transportation Forensic Drug Testing Requirement.

Controlled Substances Information:
Drug Type Drug and/or Metabolite (*) Therapeutic Category of Drug (*) Common Names
Barbiturates Amobarbital Sedative-Hypnotic Amytal, Tuinal (w/ secobarbital)
Butabarbital Sedative-Hypnotic Butisol, Pyridium Plus
Pentobarbital Sedative-Hypnotic Nembutal, Cagergot P-B
Phenobarbital Sedative-Hypnotic, Anticonvulsant Antrocol, Lumimal, PBR/12, Solfoton, Barbita, (OTC) with Bronchodilators
Secobarbital Sedative-Hypnotic Seconal tuinal (w/ amobarbital)
Specific Drugs and Their Effects:

The effects of depressants are in many ways similar to the effect of alcohol.  Small amounts can produce calmness and relaxed muscles, but larger doses can cause slurred speech, staggering gait and altered perception.  Very large doses can cause respiratory depression, coma and death.  The combination of depressants and alcohol can multiply the effects of the drugs, increasing the risks.

Regular use of depressants over time can result in physical and psychological addiction.  People who suddenly stop taking large doses can experience withdrawal symptoms including anxiety, insomnia, tremors, delirium, convulsions and death.   Babies born to mothers who abuse depressants may also be physically dependent on the drugs and show withdrawal symptoms shortly after they are born.  Birth defects and behavioral problems also may result.

Type What is it called? What does it look like? How is it used?
Barbiturates Downers, Barbs, Blue Devils, Red Devils, Yellow Jacket, Yellows, Nembutal, Tuinals, Seconal and Amytal Red, yellow, blue or red and blue capsules Taken orally