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Chloral hydrate

Basic Information

Summary

Chloral Hydrate, a sedative drug discovered in 1832 with a history of recreational use going back to the 19th century. Sometimes prescribed for extreme insomnia. For such an old drug, relatively little is known about its long-term term effects on the body. Produces intoxication comparable to Alcohol or benzodiazepines.

Depressant

Depressants are drugs which reduce arousal and stimulation in the user, characterised by a depressing of mental and physical functions.

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Habit-forming

These drugs pose a higher risk of causing habit forming behaviour, take particular care with the amount and frequency they are taken.

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Dose

Oral
Light200mg
Common200-500mg
Strong500-1000mg

Duration

All ROAs
Onset20-60 minutes
Duration5-10 hours
After-effects2-6 hours

Aliases

chloral-hydrate
aquachloral
somnos

Avod

All other CNS depressants.

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Interactions

No interaction information for Chloral hydrate