Chloral Hydrate

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  • Psychomotor Agitation

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Uses of Chloral Hydrate

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Chloral Hydrate is used in the treatment of:

  • Psychomotor Agitation

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Chloral Hydrate Drug Class

Chloral Hydrate is part of the drug class:

Chloral Hydrate Interactions

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take:

  • CHLORAL HYDRATE/ERYTHROMYCIN
  • CHLORAL HYDRATE/SODIUM OXYBATE

This is not a complete list of Chloral Hydratedrug interactions. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Chloral Hydrate and Pregnancy

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

The FDA categorizes medications based on safety for use during pregnancy. Five categories - A, B, C, D, and X, are used to classify the possible risks to an unborn baby when a medication is taken during pregnancy.

Chloral Hydrate falls into category C:

In animal studies, pregnant animals were given this medication and had some babies born with problems. No well-controlled studies have been done in humans, though. Therefore, this medication may be used if the potential benefits to the mother outweigh the potential risks to the unborn child.

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There are no well-controlled studies that have been done in pregnant women. Chloral Hydrate should be used during pregnancy only if the possible benefit outweighs the possible risk to the unborn baby.

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No studies have been done in animals, and no well-controlled studies have been done in pregnant women. Chloral Hydrate should be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.

Chloral Hydrate Dosage

Take chloral hydrate exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully.

The Chloral Hydrate dose your doctor recommends will be based on the following (use any or all that apply):

  • the condition being treated
  • other medical conditions you have
  • other medications you are taking
  • how you respond to this medication
  • your weight
  • your height
  • your age
  • your gender

Chloral Hydrate is available in the following doses:

  • Chloral Hydrate 250 Mg/5 Ml Oral Syrup
  • Chloral Hydrate 325 Mg Rectal Suppository
  • Chloral Hydrate 500 Mg Oral Capsule
  • Chloral Hydrate 500 Mg Rectal Suppository
  • Chloral Hydrate 500 Mg/5 Ml Oral Syrup
  • Chloral Hydrate 650 Mg Rectal Suppository
  • Chloral Hydrate Compounding Powder