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What is Chlorhydrate?

What is Chlorhydrate?

Chloral hydrate, a sedative, is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia (to help you fall asleep and stay asleep for a proper rest) and to relieve anxiety and induce sleep before surgery. It is also used after surgery for pain and to treat alcohol withdrawal.

What is chloral hydrate brand name?

Chloral hydrate

Other names Trichloroacetaldehyde monohydrate Tradenames: Aquachloral, Chloradorm, Chloratol, Novo-Chlorhydrate, Somnos, Noctec, Somnote
CAS Number 302-17-0
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Who discovered chloral hydrate?

Mathias E.O. Liebreich
Chloral hydrate (trichloroacetaldehyde monohydrate) was first synthesized in 1832, but it was not introduced into medicine until 1869, when Mathias E.O. Liebreich discovered its effectiveness in inducing sleep.

Is Sonata habit forming?

Sonata is not considered as habit-forming as some sleep medicines, such as Ambien and Lunesta. It is, however, more likely to cause withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly stop using it after approximately 2 weeks of daily use. Any pattern of Sonata use deviating from a physician’s recommendation qualifies as abuse.

What drug is called a Mickey?

In slang, a Mickey Finn (or simply a Mickey) is a drink laced with a psychoactive drug or incapacitating agent (especially chloral hydrate) given to someone without their knowledge, with the intent to incapacitate them. Serving someone a “Mickey” is most commonly referred to as “slipping someone a mickey”.

When was chloral hydrate discontinued?

In 2012, commercially available chloral hydrate products were discontinued and taken off the market. However, some ambulatory and hospital pharmacies are compounding an oral suspension of chloral hydrate for pediatric sedation in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

What is a Mickey Finn made of?

Gold Tooth Mary said there was a sign at the Lone Star inviting customers to “Try a Mickey Finn Special.” The sign did not mention the ingredients, and for good reason. The Special was a mixture of raw alcohol, snuff-soaked water, and a white liquid supplied by a voodoo doctor.

Is chloral hydrate illegal?

There are no FDA-approved drug products that contain chloral hydrate. As mentioned above, the firms commercially manufacturing and distributing drug products containing chloral hydrate without FDA-approval voluntarily removed their products from the market in 2012.