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Sedative Overdose

Drug Addiction | Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens

Sedative Overdose

The horrible manifestation of a sedative overdose is becoming more and more common every year, so therefore preventing a sedative overdose or making sure a loved one does not end up overdosing on sedatives is a first priority.  First, before we talk about how to prevent a sedative overdose, lets get a list written up of the kinds of sedatives that people do typically speaking overdose on, so the reader can have an idea of what to look for.  This list is for the three most common kinds of sedatives, i.e. barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and general anesthetics:


  • Benzylbutylbarbiturate
  • Butalbital
  • Amobarbital
  • Pentobarbital
  • Secobarbital
  • Sodium thiopental
  • Phenobarbital


  • Clonazepam
  • Diazepam
  • Estazolam
  • Flunitrazepam
  • Lorazepam
  • Midazolam
  • Nitrazepam
  • Oxazepam
  • Triazolam
  • Temazepam
  • Chlordiazepoxide
  • Alprazolam
  • Clobazam
  • Clorazepate
  • Etizolam

General Anesthetics

  • Nitrous oxide
  • Sevoflurane
  • Halothane
  • Xenon
  • Enflurane
  • Chloroform
  • Isoflurane
  • Methoxyflurane
  • Desflurane
  • Ethyl chloride
  • Cyclopropane
  • Chloral hydrate
  • Ketamine
  • Esketamine
  • Etomidate
  • Propofol
  • Chlorobutanol

If you see or notice your family member, loved one, or adult or teen child taking any of the above drugs, whether they have a prescription for them or not, you will want to absolutely make sure that they are not abusing the drug or are addicted to it.

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