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Drug:: Chloral Hydrate
Classification:: Depressant
CSA Schedule: Schedule IV
Trade or Other Names: Noctec; Somnos; Felsules
Medical Uses: Hypnotic
Physical Dependence: Moderate
Psychological Dependence: Moderate
Tolerance: Yes
Duration (hours): 5-8
Usual Method: Oral
Possible Effects: Slurred speech; Disorientation; Drunken behavior without odor of alcohol
Effects of Overdose: Shallow respiration; Clammy skin; Dilated pupils; Weak and rapid pulse; Coma; Possible death
Withdrawal Syndrome: Anxiety; Insomnia; Tremors; Delirium; Convulsions; Possible death

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