Chloral hydrate Side Effects
For the Consumer
Applies to chloral hydrate: oral capsules, oral solution, rectal suppositories
Side effects include:
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, ataxia, dizziness.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to chloral hydrate: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral syrup, rectal suppository
Gastrointestinal side effects including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea have been the most frequent side effects associated with the use of chloral hydrate.[Ref]
Nervous system side effects including ataxia and dizziness have been reported. Residual sedation has been reported infrequently following usual hypnotic doses. A somnambulistic reaction characterized by disorientation and incoherence has been reported rarely.[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects including scarlatiniform or erythematous rash, urticaria, angioedema, purpura, eczema, bullous lesions, and erythema multiforme have been reported.[Ref]
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Some side effects of chloral hydrate may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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