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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.

US matches:

UK matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Agent for premedication

Hypnotic and sedative agent

Chemical Name

1,1-Etanediol, 2,2,2-trichloro-

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Chloral (hydrate de) (OS: DCF)
  • Chloral Hydrate (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • Cloral Hydrate (IS)
  • Trichloroethylidene glycol (IS)
  • Chloral (hydrate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chloral Hydrate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Chloral hydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chloralhydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chlorali hydras (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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