2003-10-21 10:15:55 UTC
Typical lethal dose ranges for most barbiturates, in equivalent ratio of Rat
Some interesting side info:
Cyclobarbital is also called Tetrahydrophenobarbital which is quite
surprising, as I'd have thought it would be in it's own group of side-chains
as far as barbiturates go, but it turns out that Cyclobarbital is actually a
short-acting version of Phenobarbital. And since Cyclobarbital has fairly
strong hypnotic effects at oral doses above 200mg it is surprising that this
drug isn't that lethal. Being a short-acting barbiturate, I used to think it
was very lethal but that opinion has changed radically due to new
information. What is also surprising is the fact that quite a few people
have taken massive quantities of this drug and survived, even in combination
with alcohol and other CNS depressants, and some survived even without
medical intervention. This drug is not advised for self-deliverance except
in combination with the plastic bag or Darvon.
Strangely enough, this seems to answer the question - why can't you obtain
Amobarbital, Secobarbital or Pentobarbital but can still obtain
Phenobarbital or Cyclobarbital?
The answer - they are less toxic!