Butisol

(butabarbital)

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Helps you fall asleep.

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

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Quick facts about Butisol
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

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

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

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

Quick facts about Butisol
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
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What to expect when you take Butisol (butabarbital) for Insomnia

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Side effect rates for Butisol (butabarbital)

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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

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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Interactions
  • Butisol (butabarbital) can interact with a lot of medicines, vitamins and supplements.
Alcohol
  • 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.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take narcotics with Butisol (butabarbital) since this can slow your breathing.
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.