Triclofos, Side Effects, Dosage, Interaction Information

Feb 20, 2011 No Comments by

What is Triclofos?

Triclofos belongs to category of potentiates the cns depressants like sedative, barbiturates drugs. Triclofos is a type of chloral sedative.

It is a well tolerated & effective non barbiturate sleep promoting agent conspicuously free from tendency to cause ‘hang over’ & other side effects. Triclofos is a sedative drug used rarely for treating insomnia, usually as a second-line treatment after other drugs have failed. Triclofos may cause dependence and should not be withdrawn suddenly.

Indication/Contraindication for use of Triclofos

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  • Insomnia, requiring a mild, nonbar biturate, sleep promoting agent
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  • Marked hepatic or renal impairment or cardiac disease teething and fretfulness, recurrent colic with persistent crying, excitability and restlessness, difficult feeding, convulsions, etc.

Side Effects of Triclofos

  • Skin rash, usually scarlatiniform or morbiliform L disturbance.
  • Mild headache or G,

Dosage and Prescribing Information for Triclofos

Adult: 1 gm (10 mi) 30 mins before retiring. Children: 250 mg500 mg . (2.5 ml5 ml) 30 mins. before retiring.

Drug Interactions of Triclofos

Potentiates the CNS depressants like sedative, barbiturates.

Precautions while prescribing Triclofos

  • Elderly: Reduced dose may be necessary
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  • Concurrent use of monoam ine oxidose inhibitors, or C depressants such as alcohol, barbiturates or other sedatives.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machiner
  • Pregnancy & Lactation: Use with caution
  • Triclofos can give false positive result in sugar tests of urine sample
  • Paediatrics: Safe
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