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Generic Name
Chloral hydrate
Trade Name
PMS-Chloral Hydrate
Risk Category
C
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • A systemic sedative hypnotic agent used in conjunction with anesthesia.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Crosses placenta.
  • No human or animal studies on teratogenicity.
  • Prolonged use during pregnancy may cause withdrawal symptoms in the neonate.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into human breast milk.
  • Use by nursing mothers causes neonatal sedation.
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