Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 366321

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Please Help!: Which Benzodiazepane did i take?

Posted by yoyoma on July 14, 2004, at 21:31:09

Hi guys,

I know this is wierd, but I took a benzodiazepane this morning that was a clear capsule filled with white powder. For the first time in a long time I felt like I could go outside and function normally. Unfortunately, I completely forgot what the name of it was and I have no way of finding out anymore! I would really be sad if I couldnt find the name to tell my doctor about it. Thanks for the help.

 

I may not want to know

Posted by Glydin on July 14, 2004, at 22:22:01

In reply to Please Help!: Which Benzodiazepane did i take?, posted by yoyoma on July 14, 2004, at 21:31:09

and you may not wish to tell, how you came to take a med being aware of the class but not the name?

 

Re: Please Help!: Which Benzodiazepane did i take?

Posted by guttersnipe on July 14, 2004, at 22:34:05

In reply to Please Help!: Which Benzodiazepane did i take?, posted by yoyoma on July 14, 2004, at 21:31:09

I hope that someone can identify it for you, or that you can find out what it was from whoever it was that furnished you with the capsule. In my experience, no benzodiazepine with which I am familiar is currently being marketed in the U.S. in clear capsules (are you in the U.S.?) -- but I'm not familiar with all of the different brands and generics of all benzos, though, so don't take what I say as gospel truth.

I have come across clear capsules containing white powder, which are being manufactured by underground chemists here on the West Coast and sold on the black market. These pills contain methaquaalone, the drug that used to be sold in the U.S. under brand names Quaalude ("ludes," "roarers" [so named after the old Rorer Pharmaceutical company], etc.) and Sopor ("soapers"), and in the U.K. and in Mexico under the brand name Mandrax ("mandies" or "beans"). Methaquaalone is a non-barbiturate, non-benzodiazepine sedative-hypnotic. Because recreational drug users enjoyed methaquaalone so much, the puritans banned it, and it is now a Schedule I controlled substance in the U.S., which means that your doctor couldn't prescribe it for you even if she or he wanted to. The benzo which I think is most similar in effect to methaquaalone is flunitrazepam, sold under the brand name Rohypnol. I believe that flunitrazepam is a Schedule IV drug nowadays, so I think that your doctor should be able to prescribe it.

Hopefully what you took is *not* methaquaalone, but instead is some other medication which your doctor can prescribe and which you can lawfully take.

Good luck in finding the meds that help you.

> Hi guys,
>
> I know this is wierd, but I took a benzodiazepane this morning that was a clear capsule filled with white powder. For the first time in a long time I felt like I could go outside and function normally. Unfortunately, I completely forgot what the name of it was and I have no way of finding out anymore! I would really be sad if I couldnt find the name to tell my doctor about it. Thanks for the help.
>

 

Please Help!: Which Benzodiazepane did i take?

Posted by yoyoma on July 15, 2004, at 0:57:58

In reply to Re: Please Help!: Which Benzodiazepane did i take?, posted by guttersnipe on July 14, 2004, at 22:34:05

I know that the benzo i took was a legitimate prescription because I took one from my friend's mother's many medicines. I know it was a benzo because it ended in the name "pam" as are most of the benzo drugs are. I just didnt pay enough attention as to the exact name. It was nothing illegal for sure... thanks for the help.

 

Re: Please Help!: Which Benzodiazepane did i take?

Posted by guttersnipe on July 15, 2004, at 12:00:39

In reply to Please Help!: Which Benzodiazepane did i take?, posted by yoyoma on July 15, 2004, at 0:57:58

> I know that the benzo i took was a legitimate prescription because I took one from my friend's mother's many medicines. I know it was a benzo because it ended in the name "pam" as are most of the benzo drugs are. I just didnt pay enough attention as to the exact name. It was nothing illegal for sure... thanks for the help.

Excellent! That means that you can legally get your hands on a supply of whatever it is that helps. When you find out what it is, please pass the word along, as a lot of doctors seem stuck in the Xanax/Ativan/Klonopin rut and don't explore other benzo options. The only benzo I recall taking in capsule (rather than tablet) form is Librium (chlordiazepoxide ... not one of the "pams").

One thought, if your friend can't find out what it was for you, is to see whether you can borrow a copy of the Drug Identification Bible and look it up in that book. Cops use it, as do some emergency rooms, recreational drug users, etc., to identify pills. If you live in a sizeable city you can probably find it in a public library.

Best wishes.

 

Re: Please Help!: Which Benzodiazepane did i take?

Posted by jlbl2l on July 15, 2004, at 13:25:21

In reply to Please Help!: Which Benzodiazepane did i take?, posted by yoyoma on July 14, 2004, at 21:31:09

Flurazepam comes in capsules but they aren't clear.

 

Re: Please Help!: Which Benzodiazepane did i take? jlbl2l

Posted by giraffeman on April 15, 2007, at 21:23:23

In reply to Re: Please Help!: Which Benzodiazepane did i take?, posted by jlbl2l on July 15, 2004, at 13:25:21

> Flurazepam comes in capsules but they aren't clear.

Actually, it is FLUNITrazepam that is being referred to in this thread. Flurazepam (DALMANE) is indicated for sleep and as a hypnotic. The psychopharmacological effects of the former are more closely mirorred to those of methaquaalone, which is more appropriately classified in the sedative-hypotic, CNS depressant category. I am certain that at least a few pharmacists have made the same mistake as you, hopefully without serious consequences. Peace.


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