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Description

Methaqualone is a sedative-hypnotic drug that was once used to treat insomnia and anxiety. It is a central nervous system depressant and is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance in the United States. It is also known as Quaalude, Sopor, Mandrax, and Parest.

Common side effects of methaqualone include drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, impaired coordination, impaired judgment, and slowed reflexes. Other side effects may include nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, dry mouth, and difficulty urinating. Long-term use of methaqualone can lead to addiction, depression, and memory loss.

Synonyms
  • 'ludes'
  • 'quaaludes'
  • 'sporos'
  • methachalonum
  • methaqualone
Classifications
  • anticonvulsant
  • antihistamine
  • antispasmodic
  • antitussive
  • hypnotic
  • local anesthetic
  • psycholeptic
  • quinazoline
  • sedative
  • street drug

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