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Somnote Side Effects

Generic Name: chloral hydrate

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug chloral hydrate. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Somnote.

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

Gastrointestinal side effects including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea have been the most frequent side effects associated with the use of chloral hydrate (the active ingredient contained in Somnote) [Ref]

Nervous system

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

Dermatologic side effects including scarlatiniform or erythematous rash, urticaria, angioedema, purpura, eczema, bullous lesions, and erythema multiforme have been reported.[Ref]

References

1. "PDR Generics." Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics (1995):

It is possible that some side effects of Somnote may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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