Active Ingredient(s): Ethchlorvynol
FDA Approved: * May 10, 1961
Pharm Company: * ABBOTT
Category: Sleep Aid

Ethchlorvynol/θklrvanl/ was a GABA-ergic sedative and hypnotic/soporific medication developed by Pfizer in the 1950s.[3] In the United States it was sold by Abbott Laboratories under the trade name Placidyl.[1] Placidyl was available in 200mg, 500mg, and 750mg strength gel filled capsules. While the 500mg and 750mg strength capsules were for use in reducing sleep latency, the 200mg strength capsules were intended to be used to re-induce sleep in case of ... [wikipedia]

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