Quaalude


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quaalude

(kwā′lo͞od′)
n.
A capsule or tablet of the illicit drug methaqualone.

Quaalude

a trademark for a sedative-hypnotic (methaqualone). It is no longer distributed in the United States.

methaqualone

An addictive Schedule-II hypnotic-sedative quinazolone with barbiturate-like effects which, when it was legal, was used to reduce anxiety and tension. It was a popular drug of abuse, and it was linked to physical or psychologic dependence.

Clinical findings
Delirium, headache, nausea, pyramidal signs, convulsions, renal and cardiac failure; rarely, aplastic anaemia.
 
Route
Oral, injected, sniffed, smoked.
 
Management of overdose
Haemoperfusion.

Toxic range
> 8 µg/mL, serum; > 300 µg/L, urine.
 
T1/2
20–60 hours.
 
Specimen
Serum, random urine.
 
Method
GC.

Quaalude

Methaqualone, see there.
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