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Seconal Side EffectsSeconal side effects are very dangerous. Seconal is in the class of drugs known as barbiturates.  This drug is a sedative hypnotic drug meaning that it causes you to feel depressed and sleepy at the same time.  This drug is a prescription drug used to reduce anxiety, help treat insomnia and calm patients while going into surgery.  Below is a list of Seconal side effects.

Seconal Side Effects:  Signs of Use

  • Doctor shopping
  • Changes in the user’s mood
  • Changes in his or her sleeping patterns
  • Depression
  • Lack of motivation to do everyday tasks
  • Drastic changes in his or her weight
  • Social changes such as changing the crowd that the individual hangs around

Short Term Seconal Side Effects

The beginning effects that only remain present for the time that the drugs are in the individual’s system:

  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Memory problems
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Nightmares
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Slowed breathing
  • Faintness

Long Term Side Effects

These become present after the user continuously uses the drug in their everyday life:

  • Respiratory depression
  • Liver damage, failure or cancer
  • Heart problems such as failure
  • Impaired concentration
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Memory loss
  • Loss of coordination
  • Continued mood swings

Withdrawal Effects

These become present when the individual quits taking the drug at once or is no longer capable of obtaining the drugs needed to sustain their adequate high:

  • Muscle twitching and pain
  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Vision changes
  • Body and limb weakness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia
  • Seizures
  • Non-communicative
  • Coma
  • Headaches
  • Fever

Overdose Effects

These occur when an individual uses a higher dosage of the drugs than what his or her body is capable of handling; this can become deadly within minutes of higher consumption:

  • Shallow breathing
  • Blurred or irregular vision
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Light-headedness
  • Unconsciousness
  • Confusion
  • Constant vomiting
  • Mood changes
  • Clammy skin
  • Decrease in heart rate
  • Drop in blood pressure

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