Table 2.

Adverse Events in Relation to Medications Administered [n(%)]

Chloral Hydrate (302)CH + Benzodiazepine (34)Benzodiazepine (40)
Respiratory events5  (<2)01  (3)
Inadequate/failed sedation23 (8)/16 (5)11 (32)/7 (21)10 (25)/5 (13)
Agitation
 In hospital3  (1)5  (15)1  (3)
 At home55  (18)13  (38)3  (8)
Gastrointestinal effects
 In hospital8  (3)00
 At home78  (26)5  (15)3  (8)
Motor imbalance93  (31)* 17  (50)7  (18)
Restlessness42  (14)7  (21)3  (8)
  • * P = .05 compared to children who received a benzodiazepine as a sole sedative.