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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it okay to take two doses of chloral hydrate in one night?

Is it okay to take two doses of chloral hydrate in one night?

Probably not: It's not a very safe drug; you could overdose on it very easily. Better to switch medicines; there are much better alternatives to this 19th-century throwback. ...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?

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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What do you recommend. I have experience with midazolam but can't get it anymore. Have to choose Xanax (alprazolam) or chloral hydrate for paediatric dentistry?

What do you recommend. I have experience with midazolam but can't get it anymore. Have to choose Xanax (alprazolam) or chloral hydrate for paediatric dentistry?

I don't like Versed: That is unfortunate that you can't get it anymore. I never like to use it b/c in my hands CH is a way better. Seems kids have paradoxical effect with Versed 20-30 of the time. I don't use Xanax (alprazolam). Hope that helps ...Read more

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