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Where Can I Buy Chloral Hydrate
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 more
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
That medication has been discontinued.
http://www. Ashp. Org/drugshortages/notavailable/bulletin. Aspx? Id=902. ...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?
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
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 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
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
Fluids while running: One can carry a water bottle (awkward) or invest in one of those hydration backpacks that have tube from backpack fluid supply (water, sports drink, vitamin water, mineral water) to/near mouth so one can drink when desired. Running at times of day when the heat & humidity (or heat index) are in a comfortable range will help the body's cooling system work more effectively. ...Read more