Unacceptable Intravenous Administration of Chloral Hydrate Oral Solution

Turgay Çokyaman
2016 International Archives of Clinical Pharmacology  
Chloral hydrate is very frequently used in medical procedures with the purpose of sedation. After oral or rectal administration, central nervous system (CNS) and respiratory depression, cardiac arrhythmia and gastric irritation are known as classical adverse effects. Although the adverse effects developing after enteral usage are well known, there are limited data in literature about the misuse of chloral hydrate oral solution intravenously and the adverse effects that may be seen after this
more » ... ge. In this article, it is intended that chloral hydrate oral solution has been mistakenly administered intravenously and it is a fact that there isn't any seen complication except localized skin erythema.
doi:10.23937/2572-3987.1510006 fatcat:az2smz7esncvxdu3ku3ixk46rq