A review of two safety factors in the use of paraldehyde

J R Coll Gen Pract. 1980 Oct;30(219):622-4.


Clinical observations and laboratory tests suggest that, contrary to normal practice, paraldehyde can be used with certain plastic syringes and has been safely used when well over six months old. This may make its use as an anticonvulsant in primary care more widely acceptable.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Drug Storage
  • Humans
  • Paraldehyde / therapeutic use*
  • Plastics
  • Safety
  • Syringes


  • Plastics
  • Paraldehyde