Discussion in 'Pharmaceuticals' started by Codone Consumer, May 20, 2004.

  1. Codone Consumer

    Codone Consumer Member

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    Has anyone heard or used 'Equanil'. It's supposed to have sedative effects. Does it have recreational effects?:confused:
  2. crackforkids

    crackforkids Senior Member

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    a little googling gave me more than enough info. i still dont know about recreational usage tho. causes clumsness

    Meprobamate ( Equanil, Meprospan and Miltown )
    Meprobamate ( Equanil, Meprospan and Miltown ) are antianxiety agents. Meprobamate ( Equanil, Meprospan and Miltown ) are not benzodiazepines and are less effective. Used for short-term relief of anxiety or nervousness.
    Do not take this drug if you are pregnant. Do not take this drug if planning to become pregnant. Do not take if you are breast-feeding.

    Narcotics may increase the sedative effects of this drug. Do not take other sedative, benzodiazepines, or sleeping pills with this drug. The combinations could be fatal. Do not drink alcohol when taking benzodiazepines. Alcohol can lower blood pressure and decrease your breathing rate to the point of unconsciousness.

    The habit-forming potential is very high. This drug should not be taken longer then three weeks. Do not stop taking this drug abruptly, this could cause psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms.

    Do not give this drug to children under six years old. If over sixty there may be an increase in side effects.
    Do not use if: You had negative reactions to this drug in the past.
    Inform your doctor if: You had negative reactions to this drug or any other drug in the past. If you have kidney disease, liver disease, porphyria or epilepsy. If you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription drug. If you plan to be under anesthesia or having any surgery in the next few months, also if you will be undergoing any medical tests.
    Meprobamate ( Symptoms or Effects )
    Common: Clumsiness / unsteadiness, drowsiness, dry mouth or dependency.

    Rare: Skin rash / itching, confusion, racing heartbeat / palpitations, unusual bleeding / bruising, blurred vision, diarrhea, headache or nausea / vomiting.

    See physician always: Clumsiness / unsteadiness, dependency skin rash / itching, confusion, racing heartbeat / palpitations, unusual bleeding / bruising, blurred vision, diarrhea, headache or nausea / vomiting.

    See physician if severe: Drowsiness or dry mouth.

    and i got this on www.healthsquare.com

    Brand name:


    Pronounced: MILL-town
    Generic name: Meprobamate

    Additional Information

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    Why is this drug prescribed?

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    Miltown is a tranquilizer used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety. Most important fact about this drug

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    Miltown can be habit-forming. You can develop tolerance and dependence, and you may experience withdrawal symptoms if you stop using this drug abruptly. Discontinue this drug or change your dose only on your doctor's advice.

    What side effects may occur?

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    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Miltown.

    • More common side effects may include:
      Allergic reactions, blood disorders, bruises, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, exaggerated feeling of well-being, fainting, fast throbbing heartbeat, fever, headache, inappropriate excitement, itchy rash, loss of muscle coordination, nausea, rapid or irregular heartbeat, skin eruptions, slurred speech, small, purplish spots on the skin, sudden severe drop in blood pressure, swelling due to fluid retention, tingling sensation or numbness, vertigo, vision problems, vomiting, weakness

    • Less common or rare side effects may include:
      Breathing difficulty, chills, high fever, inflammation of mouth, inflammation of the rectum, little or no urine, redness and swelling of skin, severe allergic reaction, skin inflammation and flaking, Stevens-Johnson syndrome (peeling skin)

    Why should this drug not be prescribed?

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    If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Miltown or related drugs such as carisoprodol (Soma), you should not take this medication.

    You should not take Miltown if you have acute intermittent porphyria, an inherited disease of the body's metabolism. It can make your symptoms worse.

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    Miltown may intensify the effects of alcohol. Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication.

    If Miltown is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Miltown with mood-altering drugs and central nervous system depressants such as the following:

    Antidepressant drugs such as Elavil, Nardil, and Tofranil
    Barbiturates such as Seconal and phenobarbital
    Major tranquilizers such as Thorazine and Mellaril
    Narcotics such as Percocet or Demerol
    Tranquilizers such as Halcion, Restoril, and Valium
    Special information if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

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    Do not take Miltown if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. There is an increased risk of birth defects. Miltown appears in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant. If this medication is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding until your treatment is finished. Recommended dosage

    ADULTS The usual dosage is 1,200 milligrams to 1,600 milligrams per day divided into 3 or 4 doses. You should not take more than 2,400 milligrams a day.

    CHILDREN The usual dose for children 6 to 12 years of age is 200 to 600 milligrams per day divided into 2 or 3 doses.

    Miltown is not recommended for children under age 6. OLDER ADULTS Your doctor will limit your dose to the smallest effective amount to avoid oversedation.
  3. crackforkids

    crackforkids Senior Member

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    i am so sorry about that post being that big lol. i didnt know thats what it was gonna look like

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