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