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Q: I have been looking for information on the anesthetic Alpha d glucochloralose. I found two measly shreds of information pertaining to its recreational use on the internet. no reports. I've been experimenting with this substance personally but would like to know how it affects the brain and if there is a significant risk of overdose.

A: The only mention we found of Alpha d glucochloralose is in Adam Gottlieb's Legal Highs: A Concise Encyclopedia of Legal Herbs and Chemicals with Psychoactive Properties, which is probably the same resource you found. We have not yet come across an experience report referring to this material. Check back for any updates on this, as we are constantly posting new reports.

It appears that alpha d glucochloralose may also be referred to as simply "alpha chloralose". This may provide more results when searching.
Alpha chloralose is an animal anesthetic. One description we found says

"Alpha chloralose - actions similar to chloral hydrate; usually used in non-survival physiological experiments - does not affect baroreceptor or chemoreceptor activities; causes increased spinal reflex activities; difficult to dissolve in aqueous medium but should never be boiled."

Chloral hydrate is structurally similar to alpha chloralose and they may have similar risk profiles. See the International Agency for Research on Cancer's page about the the carcinogenicity of chloral hydrate. One description we've received says that "chloral hydrate is relatively similar to large doses of alcohol, but without any euphoria, just the stupor/sleepiness" and describes it as having "no recreational value".

Alpha-chloralose has a longer duration of action than chloral hydrate, and a longer latency time. 500mg gives disorientation and sleepiness, while a 1000mg dose effectively knocks a person out for several hours, and can give seizure-like muscle spasms and complete amnesia of the experience. It is not reccommended for human use.

That's all we could find about human/recreational use of these substance. There appear to be quite a number of references to its use as an animal anesthetic. Meanwhile, if we hear more, we'll post it here.

Asked By : Midnight577
Answered By : Sophie
Published Date : 8 / 11 / 2001
Last Edited Date : 10 / 8 / 2001
Question ID : 2772

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