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Your child needs to be given a medicine called paraldehyde (say: par-AL-de-hyde). This information sheet explains what paraldehyde does and how it will be given to your child. It also explains what side effects or problems your child may have when they are given paraldehyde.

Disclaimer: The information in this Family Med-aid is accurate at the time of printing. It provides a summary of information about paraldehyde and does not contain all possible information about this medicine. Not all side effects are listed. If you have any questions or want more information about paraldehyde, speak to your healthcare provider. 

Last updated: March 21st 1996