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|Summary sheet: Chloral hydrate|
|Substitutive name||Trichloroacetaldehyde monohydrate|
|Routes of Administration|
Chloral hydrate, or 2,2,2-Trichloroethane-1,1-diol is a hypnotic with a relatively long history of human usage. It was originally used as a treatment of insomnia and as a general sedative, however, with the widespread use of barbiturates, it was largely replaced and now it is only prescribed for patients who react to benzodiazepines paradoxically (it is, however, unapproved). In the 19th century, it was one of the most popular recreational substances used, but now, recreational use is rare.
Chloral hydrate is an organic compound produced by the chlorination of ethanol under acidic conditons. It is a colorless solid with an aromatic odor and is solid at room tempature.
The effects listed below are based upon the subjective effects index and personal experiences of PsychonautWiki contributors. These effects should be taken with a grain of salt and will rarely (if ever) occur all at once, but heavier doses will increase the chances of inducing a full range of effects. Likewise, adverse effects become much more likely on higher doses and may include serious injury or death.
- Sedation - Chloral hydrate's effect of sedation is often a sedation reminiscent to that of benzodiazepines, in which the user is not always explicity sedated, but rather wants to sleep and may feel very sleep-deprived.
- Decreased heart rate
- Decreased blood pressure
- Muscle relaxation