Chloral Hydrate

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Chloral Hydrate (chloral hydrate systemic) is a member of the drug class miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics and is used to treat Insomnia and Sedation.

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Scheme

BAN

ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)

N05CC01

CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)

0000302-17-0

Chemical Formula

C2-H3-Cl3-O2

Molecular Weight

165

Therapeutic Categories

Agent for premedication

Hypnotic and sedative agent

Chemical Name

1,1-Ethanediol, 2,2,2-trichloro-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Chloral (hydrate de) (OS: DCF)
  • Chloral Hydrate (OS: BAN)
  • Cloral Hydrate (IS)
  • Trichloroethylidene glycol (IS)
  • Chloral (hydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Chloral Hydrate (PH: BP 2011, JP XV, USP 34)
  • Chloral hydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Chloralhydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Chlorali hydras (PH: Ph. Eur. 7, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names

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Glossary

TermDefinition
BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

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