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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 1 month ago

If someone drinks nembutal are they guaranteed to die?

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  • Robbie
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    No,

    In fact, the drug has been prescribed as sedative, short term hypnotic, preanesthetic, insomnia treatment, and control of convulsions in emergencies. These days it is not used as much as there are now more effective and safer alternatives. It is also addictive. 

    One thing you have to remember about the compound is that it has a narrow therapeutic window, meaning that the therapeutic dose and the toxic dose are very close, hence it is easy to overdose. Overdose is danger because barbiturates suppress respiration and actually cause you to stop breathing, your lungs to fill with fluid (pulmonary edema) and your blood pressure to fall. This can be fatal. 

    Again, it depends on the dose.

    Source(s): MD
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    no guarantees with that product

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