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Dr. Ira Katz
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Noctec (Overview)

Noctec is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of anti-anxiety drug (psychiatric drug).


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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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Dr. Ira Katz
19 doctors shared insights

Noctec (Overview)

Noctec is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of anti-anxiety drug (psychiatric drug).


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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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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 is the definition or description of: Noctec allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Noctec allergy?

Noctec allergy: Chloral HydrateNoctec is used short-term treatment of insomnia. Sometimes it is used to relax people before medical procedures. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...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?

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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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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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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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

Dr. Boris Aronzon
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Chloral Hydrate (Definition)

Chloral hydrate is an anti-anxiety agent which is a ...Read more