Luminal is the brand name for the drug phenobarbital, a barbiturate tranquilizer. Used to treat sleep, seizure, and anxiety disorders, Luminal is generally safe when taken with a physician’s supervision, although barbiturates have generally been phased out of use due to the risks of overdose and addiction.

What is Luminal?

As with other barbiturates, Luminal abuse is extremely dangerous. Users develop a tolerance to Luminal very quickly, and the drug’s sedative effects can be dangerous. Luminal withdrawal symptoms can be severe – as is the case for all barbiturate drugs.

Care must be taken when treating Luminal abuse, so it’s important to detox from Luminal at a professional, clinical detox center.