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Drug:: Other Depressants
Classification:: Depressant
CSA Schedule: Schedule I, II, III, IV
Trade or Other Names: Equanil; Miltown; Noludar; Placidyl; Valmid; Methaqualone
Medical Uses: Anti-anxiety; Sedative; Hypnotic
Physical Dependence: Moderte
Psychological Dependence: Moderate
Tolerance: Yes
Duration (hours): 4-8
Usual Method: Oral
Possible Effects: Slurred speech; Disorientation; Drunken behavior without odor of alcohol
Effects of Overdose: Shallow respiration; Clammy skin; Dilated pupils; Weak and rapid pulse; Coma; Possible death
Withdrawal Syndrome: Anxiety; Insomnia; Tremors; Delirium; Convulsions; Possible death

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