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

Placidyl Overview

Ethchlorvynol/θklrvanl/ is a sedative and hypnotic medication developed by Pfizer in the 1950s.[3] In the United States Abbott Laboratories used to sell it under the tradename Placidyl.[1] During their heyday, they[clarification needed] were known on the street as "jelly-bellies" or "pickles", reflecting their appearance.[citation needed] Since Abbott and Banner Pharmacaps, which manufactured the generic version, discontinued production in 1999,[1] ethchlorvynol has no longer been availa...

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I have had almost every kind of sedative-hypnotics prescribed to me (Including Doriden, Noludar, Seconal, and Placidyl). Placidyl has a funny, fruit-like odor and taste to it.It was an effective hypnotic for sleep and I didn't wake up with a headache or a "hangover". Placidyl took effect in about 15 minutes and lasted all night long. It not only acted as a hypnotic, but as a sedative too. Eli Lilly&Co. ceased distribution of this drug in the late 1990's. ## If it was discontinued, there isn't much you can do about it. Are you currently trying anything else? Have you tried any of the Benzodiazepine class of medications, such as Xanax? ## Placidyl was one of the most effective sleep aids ever made. Abbott was the company that discontinued it in 1999. If you took on...
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Dark Green Capsule With Black Liquid Inside
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it is almost like a supository shaped pill Dark green with a black liquid inside. no odor to liquid. ## It sounds like a placidyl - scientific name is - ethchlorvynol. Uses - This medication is used as a sleeping aid for short-term treatment of insomnia. It is usually not prescribed for longer than a one week period. - This medication is best taken 15 to 30 minutes before bedtime. Take this medication with food to prevent dizziness. it sounds like a 750mg Placidyl, But I thought the FDA pulled them from the pharmacy shelves back in 1999 / 2000. At any rate I would go on to a pill identifier website that has pictures to make sure.. Placidyl's are a very strong sedative.. Once that capsule exterior disolves ( approximately 15-30 minutes) it has a hell of kick/rush when it kicks in and...
Updated 1 year ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 100mg, 200mg, 500mg, 750mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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PLACIDYL 500mg I have had almost every kind of sedative-hypnotics prescribed to me (Including Doriden, Noludar, Seconal, and Placidyl).... 5 replies