Polymedica Pharmaceuticals | Aquachloral (Medication)


Aquachloral/chloral hydrate belongs to the group of medicines called sedatives and hypnotics, that slows the activity of your central nervous system. Aquachloral is used to treat sleep problems like insomnia. Chloral hydrate has also been used with analgesics for control of pain following surgery.

This is a prescription only medicine, and should be used exactly as directed by your healthcare provider. ...

Side Effect:

If any of the following appear, medical help is necessary:a severe allergic reaction; uneven heartbeats; feeling light-headed, fainting; shallow breathing; weakness, lack of coordination; or a red, blistering, peeling skin rash.

Less serious side effects include:drowsiness, deep sleep; headache, or hangover feeling; nausea, vomiting, indigestion, gas, stomach pain; redness or drooping of your eyelids; excitement or confusion; or mild itching or skin rash. ...


This medicine is only for the use in rectum, therefore do not take chloral hydrate rectal by mouth.

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to chloral hydrate, or if you have any other allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:heart, liver or kidney disease.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...