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Chloral Hydrate Allergy (Overview)

Chloral hydrate is a sedative medication that has been used to treat insomnia , anxiety before surgery & alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue.


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Chloral hydrate uses?

Chloral hydrate uses?

For sedation: Sedation and as a sleep aide but this is a potent drug and should not be used unless prescribed by a professional knowledgeable about the drug. There are better sleep aids. ...Read more

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Chloral Hydrate Allergy (Overview)

Chloral hydrate is a sedative medication that has been used to treat insomnia , anxiety before surgery & alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue.


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Why would a person take chloral hydrate?

Why would a person take chloral hydrate?

Sedation: Clinically this drug is used in anesthesia as a short acting sedative for pediatric procedures. It also has ben used in some cases for alcohol withdrawal and insomnia. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Can children take the drug noctec (chloral hydrate)?

Can children take the drug noctec (chloral hydrate)?

Yes: it has been used for decades for sedation and sleep. However it has many side effects and is no longer used in many places ...Read more

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What are alternative medicines for chloral hydrate?

Need more info: Based on your information I am mot sure why you need this drug. I would suggest talking to your local doctor about your specific needs. ...Read more

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Been drinking beer & having an allergic reaction, is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe?

Been drinking beer & having an allergic reaction, is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe?

Yes, if not too much: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can cause drowsiness, which would be potentiated by alcohol. It would likely be safe after 1 beer, but would be problematic after more. I definitely would not drive after the combination. ...Read more

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Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy work as sleep aid?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy work as sleep aid?

Most definitely: ...Esp. If you tend to suffer from other "atopic" problems such as seasonal allergies, hayfever, congestion, eczema, mild asthma, sensitive stomach, itching, frequent headaches late in the day, etc. Did you have tonsils removed, frequent ear infections as a child, or recurrent sinus problems? Then very likely it will help you. Those are very likely related the the reasons you can't get to sleep. ...Read more

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Is chloral hydrate alcohol with chlorine in it? In other words is alcohol the active ingredient in chloral hydrate?

Is chloral hydrate alcohol with chlorine in it? In other words is alcohol the active ingredient in chloral hydrate?

Yes and no: The active ingredient is an alcohol but not ethyl alcohol which is the alcohol in liquor. Other alcohols do not produce the same effects necessarily and usually are toxic. ...Read more

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What allergy meds work well with allergic rhinitis?

What allergy meds work well with allergic rhinitis?

See above: I agree but remember the nasal steroid must be used cautiously and not meant to use chronically. Hot fluids work great and no side effects to you ...Read more

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How much antihistamine for allergic reaction?

How much antihistamine for allergic reaction?

depends on product: For children over 12 years old, the usual dose for Claritin and zyrtec is 10 mg a day, for xyzal (levocetirizine) and Clarinex 5 mg a day, while the dose for Allegra is 180 mg once a day or 60 mg twice a day. Pediatric doses are based on age rather than weight. There are dose adjustments for liver and kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and also use allergy eye drops (naphazoline & pheniramine)?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and also use allergy eye drops (naphazoline & pheniramine)?

Yes: These drugs can supplement each other. Any systemic effect of the eyedrops is trivial compared to the strength of the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) so the combination is useful if the allergic symptoms are affecting other parts of your body. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy and drink?

Avoid it: You should avoid doing this. It will increase the sedative effect of benadryl (diphenhydramine). Definitively no driving on both. ...Read more

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Does chloral hydrate affect fetus?

Does chloral hydrate affect fetus?

Yes - avoid it!: There are no adequate reports or well-controlled studies in human fetuses. Chronic use during pregnancy may result in neonatal withdrawal, suggesting placental transfer. Rodent teratogenicity studies have apparently not been performed. Equine studies suggest a higher frequency of miscarriage after chloral hydrate. ...Read more

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Do antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help prevent oral allergy syndrome?

Do antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help prevent oral allergy syndrome?

Probably not: Oral allergy syndrome is usually caused by pollens and sometimes nuts. Claritin, zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine) can help with pollen allergies. But like any other allergy, it is best to stay away from the problem. Have an allergist test you and see what treatment would be best. ...Read more

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Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for fish or shellfish allergies?

Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) work for fish or shellfish allergies?

Fish allergies: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) could work but with fish and shell fish allergies if it is bad best thing is to avoid eatiing it. Some prepackaged foods have shell fish products in them so please read labels before you consume these. It may be prudent to carry an epi-pen for you and you can have your doc prescribe one for you to carry with you at all times. ...Read more

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Will Claritin (loratadine) allergy controller stop or at least help with allergy rash?

Will Claritin (loratadine) allergy controller stop or at least help with allergy rash?

Depends: The term "allergy rash" is non-specific. If it is poisen ivy or ecxema, a rash characterized by dry, scaly patches where itchiness is a major symptom then antihistamines such as Claritin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be helpful. Zyrtec, in my experience, is actually better for itchiness. In more severe cases, topical or oral corticosteroids may have to be used. ...Read more

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Best sleep aid--diphenhydramine hydrochloride or doxylamine succinate?

Best sleep aid--diphenhydramine hydrochloride or doxylamine succinate?

Both commonly used: Both of these are commonly used over-the-counter. They are sedating and help people fall and stay asleep to a greater or lesser degree depending on the person. Often tolerance develops if the person takes one or the other regularly. Melatonin is another otc medication that can help with sleep. Be sure to practice sleep hygiene -- structuring your sleep, avoid lying long periods not sleeping, etc. ...Read more

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Where can I get chloral hydrate?

Where can I get chloral hydrate?

Not Recommended: This drug is a schedule IV drug. Meaning it can only be obtained by prescription from a doctor. Please talk to your local healthcare provider to discuss whether this drug is right for you. ...Read more

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What are the two steps for documenting chloral hydrate, Valium and phenobarbital control drugs?

What are the two steps for documenting chloral hydrate, Valium and phenobarbital control drugs?

More than 2 steps: Perhaps a pharmacist can chime in, but i believe that there are multiple governing bodies that require documentation of dispensation of controlled substance, including the dea, state-level agencies (e.g. Hawaii has a narcotics enforcement division), state pharmacy boards, etc. Pharmacies may also have their own internal requirements. I doubt this can be distilled down to "two steps.". ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Chloral hydrate allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Chloral hydrate allergy?

Chloral hydrate: Chloral hydrate is a sedative medication that has been used to treat insomnia , anxiety before surgery & alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of chloral hydrate?

What are the side effects of chloral hydrate?

Chloral hydrate effe: Most people given Chloral Hydrate for procedural sedation by a physician do not have a problem. However the potential side effects include the following: respiratory depression and general problems with breathing, choking, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, changes in mood, confusion, change of balance, ulcers, stomach bleeding with associated black stool, nausea or vomiting coffee grounds. ...Read more

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Can chloral hydrate (c2h3cl3o2) be used as a sedative and hypnotic?

Can chloral hydrate (c2h3cl3o2) be used as a sedative and hypnotic?

Yes: That's its main purpose. It's not in wide use today, except as a sedative for eegs (it's one of few sedatives that leave brainwaves intact). Better and safer sedatives like benzodiazepines (valium, ativan) have supplanted chloral hydrate. Have you heard the expression "slipped him a mickey"? That came from the practice of putting Chloral Hydrate drops in someone's drink to knock them out. ...Read more

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Is chloral hydrate alcohol with chlorine in it? In other words is alcohol the active ingredient in chloral hydrate?

Yes and no: The active ingredient is an alcohol but not ethyl alcohol which is the alcohol in liquor. Other alcohols do not produce the same effects necessarily and usually are toxic. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having dental work done and is being given noctec (chloral hydrate) since she is neele phobic. any dangers?

What to do if I'm having dental work done and is being given noctec (chloral hydrate) since she is neele phobic. any dangers?

Side effects: there is no drug without side effects. Noctec (chloral hydrate) is a sedative hypnotic can cause gastric and mucosal irritation. It will keep you comfortable during the dental procedure. If any concerns discussed with your sedation provider. ...Read more

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Where can I get chloral hydrate?

Not Recommended: This drug is a schedule IV drug. Meaning it can only be obtained by prescription from a doctor. Please talk to your local healthcare provider to discuss whether this drug is right for you. ...Read more

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Why would a person take chloral hydrate?

Sedation: Clinically this drug is used in anesthesia as a short acting sedative for pediatric procedures. It also has ben used in some cases for alcohol withdrawal and insomnia. ...Read more

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Does chloral hydrate affect fetus?

Yes - avoid it!: There are no adequate reports or well-controlled studies in human fetuses. Chronic use during pregnancy may result in neonatal withdrawal, suggesting placental transfer. Rodent teratogenicity studies have apparently not been performed. Equine studies suggest a higher frequency of miscarriage after chloral hydrate. ...Read more

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What are alternative medicines for chloral hydrate?

Need more info: Based on your information I am mot sure why you need this drug. I would suggest talking to your local doctor about your specific needs. ...Read more

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How can I get a prescription for chloral hydrate?

How can I get a prescription for chloral hydrate?

See your doctor: But it's not a very good drug; there are much better and safer medicines available that have supplanted this 19th-century throwback. ...Read more

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Can I take two doses of chloral hydrate in one 24hr period?

Can I take two doses of chloral hydrate in one 24hr period?

Chloral Hydrate: I would check with the doc that prescribed the medication. They are the best one to give you advice on this. ...Read more

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What are the two steps for documenting chloral hydrate, Valium and phenobarbital control drugs?

More than 2 steps: Perhaps a pharmacist can chime in, but i believe that there are multiple governing bodies that require documentation of dispensation of controlled substance, including the dea, state-level agencies (e.g. Hawaii has a narcotics enforcement division), state pharmacy boards, etc. Pharmacies may also have their own internal requirements. I doubt this can be distilled down to "two steps.". ...Read more

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Is it okay to combine chloral hydrate, ativan, and remeron (mirtazapine)?

Is it okay to combine chloral hydrate, ativan, and remeron (mirtazapine)?

Can b done: They r all sedative you'd want your docs supervision on dose & rationale 4 taking then. ...Read more

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What will be the side effects of taking all of these: venlafaxine, lithium, promazine & chloral hydrate?

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What will be the side effects of taking all of these: venlafaxine, lithium, promazine & chloral hydrate?

Side effects: Each has side-effects of its own. When taken in therapeutic dosages, moods improve, as well as sleep. Some GI upset might be noted as additive effect of effexor/lithium, however. ...Read more

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I have a scar on my cheek due to accidental splashing of chloral hydrate few days back. How do I remove the scar?

I have a scar on my cheek due to accidental splashing of chloral hydrate few days back. How do I remove the scar?

See dermatologist. : See dermatologist, they will advice how to approach the scar with ointments. If a result is no satisfactory you will need to talk to plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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