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Re: Chloral Hydrate - anyone been on it? Info? jerrympls

Posted by galkeepinon on October 16, 2003, at 2:22:48

In reply to Chloral Hydrate - anyone been on it? Info?, posted by jerrympls on October 15, 2003, at 20:24:23

I was given Chloral Hydrate when I was in the hospital one time and it didn't do anything for me. Restoril (Temazepam) didn't either. Ambien at 10mg worked wonders but is *usually* used for short-term insomnia among other reasons.
Here is some info that may help you:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/uspdi/202123.html

Here's is a Chloral Hydrate data sheet:
http://www.psyweb.com/Drughtm/noctec.html

As far as Barbiturates go, they are grouped according to how fast (and how long) they work in the body and what they're prescribed for:

~Ultrashort-acting. (ex~Sodium Pentothal) They produce their effects quickly, usually within 20 minutes. They're used most often to prepare surgical patients for anesthesia.

~Short- (or intermediate-) acting. (ex~Seconal, Nembutal) This group takes a little longer to start their effects, but works over a longer period of time. They're prescribed as sleeping pills, and are most subject to abuse.

~Long-acting. (ex~Phenobarbital) Long-acting barbs may not achieve full effectiveness for hours or days. They're often used to reduce seizures and calm anxiety.

I was also given a combo at one time of Phenobarbital and Halcion, and it worked GREAT!

Good luck, I hope you get some sleep soon:-)



> I'm having MAJOR insomnia - due to Nardil or whatever - and nothing works - 45mg Restoril + 20 Ambien and 2mg Klonpin and I'm wide awake. My doc want sto try Chloral Hydrate. Anyone been on it? Does it work? Or doesn anyoneknow anything about it?
>
> Thanks in advance
> Jerry
>


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