Chloral hydrate

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid strengths
143.3mg/5ml
Liquid sugar free or not
No
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes- oral suspension, oral syrup
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
The elixir is light sensitive and must be administered immediately
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Chloral hydrate
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended.