COMMON & BRAND NAMES
Aquachloral; Noctec; Somnote; Welldorm; Mickey Finn; Knockout Drops
Chloral hydrate is one of the oldest sedative-hypnotics. It was first synthesized in 1832 and is still in use today to treat insomnia. It is perhaps best known for its use in a "Mickey Finn", a drink designed to render someone unconscious.