Who's Good In Pharmacology? Need To Settle Something

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    With all the talk about the Rolling Stones "50 year" anniversary a bunch of us got to talking about some of their most famous songs.

    Anyway the topic came up of "Mother's Little Helper" a song that speaks of the famous "little yellow pill" of the 1960's. General consensus was the song refered to Valium (diazepam), but I think Nembutal (Pentobarbital), which tough a capsule is yellow coloured.
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    I had a patient in the DT's who I was giving valium to, the wife asked what it was and I said "diazepam", she looked at me puzzled so I said "valium", she then said "Oh, mommy's little helper".

    I don't know if that's what the Rolling Stones meant, I always took the song as a commentary about how drug abuse isn't just isolated to Rock stars, housewives can abuse prescription drugs as well.
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    I always thought that Quaaludes (methaqualone) were "mommy's little helper."
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    Nope - trust me when I tell you I am old enough to know what this means. The 'little yellow pill' is Valium. End of story.
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    Quote from marycarney
    Nope - trust me when I tell you I am old enough to know what this means. The 'little yellow pill' is Valium. End of story.
    I learn something new every day

    Moved to Break Room since this really isn't related to nursing.
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    Yes, I had heard of Valium being referred to as "the little yellow pill" long before becoming a nurse.
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    I always thought it was Valium too.

    It's a good song.

    Valid too . ... I just use wine now.
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    Googled it . . .

    benzo.org.uk - Mother's Little Helper - Valium at 35

    "Not enough people kept in mind the suicides that were averted and the marriages that were saved because of this drug," says Sternbach, who adds that he himself occasionally popped a "V".

    Mother's Little Helper by The Rolling Stones Songfacts

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    I knew Valium was yellow, just didn't think that was what they were talking about in the song. I wasn't really a Stones fan until late in life.

    My mother used (and still uses) Valium but I've never heard her call it that. She just always called it "Valium."
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    so, like, where does frank zappa's "don't you eat that yellow snow" come from?


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