chloral hydrate rectal (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Aquachloral Supprettes)?
Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Try to use the medicine only at a time when you can lie down or sleep afterward. Do not use extra medicine to make up a missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Aquachloral Supprettes)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a chloral hydrate rectal overdose may include extreme drowsiness, nausea, shallow breathing, fainting, uneven heartbeats, cold feeling, muscle weakness, or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
What should I avoid while using chloral hydrate rectal (Aquachloral Supprettes)?
Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of chloral hydrate rectal.
Avoid using other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold medicine, pain medication, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by chloral hydrate rectal.
Chloral hydrate rectal can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
What other drugs will affect chloral hydrate rectal (Aquachloral Supprettes)?
Before using chloral hydrate rectal, tell your doctor if you are taking a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin). You may not be able to use chloral hydrate rectal, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs that can affect chloral hydrate rectal. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has information about chloral hydrate rectal written for health professionals that you may read.
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