Methaqualone: Therapeutic use

Last modified: Saturday, 20. June 2009 - 12:45 pm

Methaqualone was originally prescribed for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety disorders. It was also prescribed as an alleged “stress reducer.”
Today, there are no recognized Therapeutic uses for methaqualone. Because the drug is so highly physically and psychologically addictive, it has been given a Schedule I status by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Schedule I drugs are substances that have a high potential for abuse, have no current medical necessity in the United States, and are considered unsafe for use even under a physician’s supervision. Other Schedule I drugs include heroin, mescaline, and LSD. Methaqualone is a banned substance internationally as well and is not used as a therapeutic prescription drug overseas.

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