Related Questions

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...

Is chloral hydrate alcohol with chlorine in it? In other words is alcohol the active ingredient in chloral hydrate?

No. The answer is no. For more information check wikipedia. Read more...
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?

Informed consent. It is the responsibility of the health care practitioner actually treating you to discuss your treatment including any associated risks so that you fully understand it. Read more...
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...

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. Read more...
No and... The nausea is caused by the centrl effect of the drug not direct gastric irritation. Rectal administration of drugs results in rapid absorption directly into the bloodstream and avoids initial metabolism from the liver (first pass effect) resulting in much higher and potentially toxic levels. Ch is no longer used. Read more...