Posted by jono_in_adelaide on June 24, 2011, at 19:20:21
In reply to Re: Let's make a list of hypnotics - sleep medications » SLS, posted by floatingbridge on June 24, 2011, at 7:56:51
Chloral Hydrate loses its effect quickly, within 2-3 weeks if used every night, so is only suitable for short term/occasional use.
Chloral and the barbiturates are no more effective than the benzos such as temazepam and flurazepam, but tollorance is more of an issue, and they are far more likely to kill in overdoseage.
There is basicly no place for them in modern theraputics