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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Chloral Hydrate (Overview)

Chloral hydrate is an anti-anxiety agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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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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Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Chloral Hydrate (Overview)

Chloral hydrate is an anti-anxiety agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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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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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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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?

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

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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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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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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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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