What is Chloral Hydrate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Alka Seltzer Plus Flu Formula Somnote Aquachloral Supprettes

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Chloral Hydrate is a nonbenzodiazepine drug used for short-term sedative and hypnotic effects; as a sedative/hypnotic for diagnostic procedures; and a sedative prior to EEG evaluations.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 9 3
Diagnostic assessment 1 0
Early morning wakefulness 1 0
Treat side effects of another treatment 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chloral Hydrate

Side effect Patients
Bad taste in mouth 2

Why patients stopped taking Chloral Hydrate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Other 3
Doctor's advice 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 9 patients who've stopped taking Chloral Hydrate

Duration

Stopped taking Chloral Hydrate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Chloral Hydrate

May 3, 2010 (Started Apr 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (bad taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 tps. Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: bad taste in mouth

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