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Medicine For Chloral Hydrate Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
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
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
Is chloral hydrate alcohol with chlorine in it? In other words is alcohol the active ingredient in chloral hydrate?
What to do if I'm having dental work done and is being given noctec (chloral hydrate) since she is neele phobic. any dangers?
If chloral hydrate were to be given rectally would it decrease the incidence of nause since it avoids gastrointestinal irritation?
Discontinued: That medication has been discontinued. http://www.ashp.org/drugshortages/notavailable/bulletin.aspx?id=902.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What will be the side effects of taking all of these: venlafaxine, lithium, promazine & chloral hydrate?
I have a scar on my cheek due to accidental splashing of chloral hydrate few days back. How do I remove the scar?
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?
Not safe: not available in USA.Get a more detailed answer ›
My child has cerebral palsy and a sleep disorder associated with this. He takes chloral hydrate for sleep. Can this be harmful to take over time?
Benefits > risk prob: Chloral hydrate has been used to help since the 1830s (http://bit.ly/1EkYmde). With chronic (long term) use, there is some possibility for "tolerance" to develop, i.e., that higher doses might be needed to get the same beneficial effect. If that is the medication that has been most helpful in helping your son to sleep, then benefits likely exceed risks - best to voice your concerns to his doctor ...Read more
Is it safe to use chloral hydrate for a 5 years old child in dental treatment (dentist will be working on 4 molars of upper jaw in one appointment) ?
Oral sedation: Chloral hydrate sedation is considered relatively safe, provided it is administered in the dentist's office by a trained professional such as a pediatric dentist or anesthesiologist. Training, certification and monitoring is essential. If child has any medical problems or you are concerned about safety or competence of doctor, alternative is treatment in hospital but usually not needed ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
6yr old girl, dry lips, sometimes crack and bleed. She's well hydrated and her lips constantly moisturized. She suffers skin allergies. Help?
I've pruritis left foot in dist. Of medial plantar nerve for 5 yrs. Failed antifungals, lotrisone, (clotrimazole and betamethasone) hydration, urea, steroid cr. Allergy testing neg. ?
My child takes chloral hydrae for sleep he has cerebral palsy. Is there concerns with this drug for long term use besides dependency affecting organs?
Yes. 25 mg/kg/day : of Chloral Hydrate given long-term can ^ risk of central sleep apnea from CNS depression, obstructive sleep apnea from respiratory depression, aspiration pneumonia if given on a full stomach, diarrhea & vomiting if not given with a full glass of water, adverse interactions with anti-epileptics like phenobarbital & some other meds, liver & kidney damage, drug dependence, etc. Please see comment. ...Read more
Consider hypnosis: If you are concerned about insomnia you should learn about hypnotherapy. It is something anyone can learn, takes just a session or two and can cure insomnia without using medication at all. It also reduces stress. Find a qualified psychologist to help you learn how hypnosis can help. ...Read more
Intranasal steroids: In milder cases of allergy, otc antihistamines such as claritin, allergra and zyrtec can be used.The most effective medications for more severe cases are nasal steroids such as flonase(now generic), nasonex, (mometasone) Omnaris which are liquid sprays, and Qnasl and zetonna which are dry. Head to head studies show that nasal steroids(vs antihistamines)are much better for congestion and allergy symptoms. Vers. ...Read more
Treating congestion: Cold/allergies are usually a very vague and general term to descibe of nasal congestion, runny nose, cough due to post nasal drip and headache if there are sinus infections. Depending what causes it and how severe your symptoms are, best treatment can be different. If you can be more specific, it would be helpful. Otherwise, you should see a doctor to be evaluated to see which treatment is best. ...Read more
No single one: Depending on the severity of your condition. There is no one best drug for anyone but most people respond well to intranasal cortisone + a intranasal antihistamine. Dymista is currently the only rx drug with this combination. Avoidance remains the best and consider allergy shots if your symptoms are not adequately controlled. However allergy shots are not medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rash and anaphylaxis: The most common allergic reaction to a drug is a rash. In severe cases this is accompanied by breathing trouble and could even be life-threatening anaphylaxis. Stomach upset is a common side effect and is not likely to be a true allergy. However, it is still important to let your doctor know this. ...Read more
It depends: Strictly for allergy you have the antihistamines that are divided into sedating and non-sedating. The sedating are a heterogeneous group, the commonest side effect is sedation. They can also cause dry mouth and constipation. The non-sedating have generally few side effects. The decongestants (pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine) in combinations and alone cause palpitations, restlessness and increase bp. ...Read more
Medicine allergy: Many people also were falsely labeled allergic to penicillins during childhood. Viral infections are the most common cause of rashes in children. If an antibiotic is given 1-2 days before the rash from the virus would start, your parents are told to stop the medicine because of allergy to the medicine. If this sounds familiar, allergy tests are available to clear these medications off your list. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reactions to a drug: A drug allergy occurs when a person is sensitive to a medicine. Signs of allergy can include itching, rashes, breathing problems and even life threatening problems like low blood pressure and anaphylaxis. Hepatitis can occur with severe drug allergies. It is imperative to stop the drug causing the allergy. ...Read more