Barbiturates are used for sedation and to treat epilepsy and insomnia. They work by slowing down brain activity.

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How we make this chart

This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Barbiturates

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
phenobarbital
17
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Phenobarbital (Luminal) is a moderately priced drug used to help you sleep or control seizures. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic phenobarbital is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Butisol
126
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BUTABARBITAL is a barbiturate. It is used to help you relax for sleep.
Seconal
975
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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