Prescription onlyClass: Neuro/psych

Butisol 

(butabarbital)

Prescription onlyClass: Neuro/psych
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Helps you fall asleep.

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Our bottom line

Butisol (butabarbital) is not very good for sleeping problems because it can be addictive.

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Best available price for 30 (30mg) tablets of butabarbital

Upsides

  • Butisol (butabarbital) works very quickly to help you fall asleep, within 45-60 minutes, and it lasts 6-8 hours.

Downsides

  • Your body can get used to needing Butisol (butabarbital) for sleeping.
  • Butisol (butabarbital) can interact with a lot of medicines, vitamins and supplements.
How it works

Butisol (butabarbital) is a barbiturate. It works by calming and relaxing you so you're able to sleep.

What to expect when you take Butisol (butabarbital) for Insomnia

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Side effect rates for Butisol (butabarbital)

  • Sleepiness

Risks and Warnings for Butisol (butabarbital)

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  • Butisol (butabarbital) doesn't work as well after you've been taking it for two weeks because your body gets used to it. Also, it can be very dangerous if you try to stop taking Butisol (butabarbital) suddenly if you've been on it for a long time. Talk to your doctor if you want to stop taking it.

Common concerns from people taking Butisol (butabarbital)

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Pregnancy
Interactions
  • Butisol (butabarbital) can interact with a lot of medicines, vitamins and supplements.
Alcohol
  • Don't drink alcohol or take narcotics with Butisol (butabarbital) since this can slow your breathing.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines if you're taking Butisol (butabarbital). This can slow down your breathing. Talk to your doctor about other options to help you sleep.
Pain
  • If you're having acute or chronic pain, or if you're older, Butisol (butabarbital) can cause you to feel more awake instead of sleepy, or you may not notice changes in your pain until it wears off. Talk to your doctor about other options to help you sleep if this happens.