Luminal is a trade name for a barbituric acid compound.Never take it unless prescribed by a doctor in a emergency.But even when a doctor does prescribe it, take as few as possible, and if a doctor prescribes more than a half dozen of such pills it means that the doctor is all wrong and you should not take them at all.
Look for another doctor.This statement goes for all barbiturate compounds under whatever name prescribed or sold. They are all habit forming poisons.Never take one for insomnia.They have put plenty of people to sleep for good.
You read about the "sleeping pills!" an able and honest journalist recently named them the "devil's capsules," which is the proper name for them.They are sold in pill,tablet and capsule form.In cases of epilepsy extended use of small doses of barbiturates is often necessary