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

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Dr. Gary Ritholz
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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