hy·​dro·​chlo·​ride | \ˌhī-drə-ˈklȯr-ˌīd \

Definition of hydrochloride 

: a chemical complex composed of an organic base (such as an alkaloid) in association with hydrogen chloride

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Bonjesta contains doxylamine succinate (an antihistamine found in over-the-counter sleep aids) and pyridoxine hydrochloride (the chemical name for a form of vitamin B6), which are the same active ingredients found in Diclegis. Korin Miller, SELF, "What to Know About Bonjesta, the Morning Sickness Drug Kim Kardashian Is Posting About on Instagram," 28 June 2018 Naloxone hydrochloride is used for the complete or partial reversal of a confirmed or suspected opioid overdose. Mary Bernard, Philly.com, "Opioid overdose antidote Naloxone recalled nationwide," 5 June 2018 Lucemyra, also known as lofexidine hydrochloride, was originally intended to be a hypertension medication. Karen Kaplan, latimes.com, "FDA approves Lucemyra to treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal and help patients overcome addiction," 16 May 2018 The officer reportedly found 17 hydroxyzine hydrochloride pills and a cigarillo containing marijuana during a vehicle search. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood: Narcotics arrests top police report," 29 Mar. 2018 While running from police, Dalton threw aside a bag of narcotics that contained 49 grams of methamphetamine, 51 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, 23 grams of heroin, 16 grams of crack cocaine and 29 grams of marijuana, according to investigators. Laurel Andrews, Anchorage Daily News, "Man sentenced to 15 years on drug charges after Anchorage police found him asleep at the wheel," 14 Mar. 2018 Just 5,226 prescriptions were filled for Syprine, also known as trientine hydrochloride, in the first three quarters of 2017, according to the data research firm IQVIA. Katie Thomas, New York Times, "Patients Eagerly Awaited a Generic Drug. Then They Saw the Price.," 23 Feb. 2018 Authorities said that between December 2014 and September 2016, Click removed morphine sulfate and hydromorphone hydrochloride from vials meant for mixing IV bags at his place of employment, ContinummRx of Central Alabama. Jeff Truesdell, PEOPLE.com, "Lab Tech Charged with Diluting Pain Meds Meant for Dying Cancer Patients to Feed His Opioid Addiction," 27 Sep. 2017 Authorities said Click, between December 2014 and September 2016, removed morphine sulfate and hydromorphone hydrochloride from vials intended for use in mixing IV bags. Carol Robinson, AL.com, "Pharmacy tech took pain drugs from dying cancer patients, authorities say," 25 Sep. 2017

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1826, in the meaning defined above

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hy·​dro·​chlo·​ride | \-ˈklō(ə)r-ˌīd, -ˈklȯ(ə)r- \

Medical Definition of hydrochloride 

: a salt of hydrochloric acid with an organic base used especially as a vehicle for the administration of a drug

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