CHLORAL HYDRATE/CLORAL BETAINE

Clinical Indication

Insomnia in children and adolescents

Comments

Traffic light change following MHRA restrictions.

Should not be stopped suddenly, so there will need to be some continuation in primary care in the short term.

Date of classification

December 2021

Review date

December 2021

Red

Medicines which should be prescribed only in a specialist setting usually within a secondary or tertiary care service. NB: Some highly specialised RED medicines e.g. injectable treatments for cancer are not included on the LLR APC website list.