Module 2: Basic Pharmacology of Controlled Drugs and Substances
Barbiturates – Indications
Barbiturate use is limited to anesthetic and management of seizure disorders. Although this class of drugs was previously prescribed for sleep and anxiety, alternative agents with a safer drug profile have been developed for these (Canadian Pharmacists Association, 2014).
- Canadian Pharmacists Association. (2014). E-Therapeutics. Ottawa: Author.