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Placidyl

 [plas´ĭ-dil]
trademark for a preparation of ethchlorvynol, a sedative and hypnotic.
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Placidyl®

Ethchlorvynol Pharmacology A sedative hypnotic, CNS depressant and muscle relaxant, used for insomnia
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I finished the wine and chose two Valiums, two Libriums, one Miltown, one Dalmane, one Placidyl, and two Doridens.
She looked at her pills: her cache of Librium, glossy black and green capsules--five hundred or more; Valiums in blue; Xanax all pearly white; red and grey Darvons; Ludiomills in good-morning-sunshine orange; tricoloured Tuinal in red, redder, and baby blue; drab brown Triaval in the 4-10 proportion; there were pastel orange methadone diskets (just two); some chalk white meprobomate in the generic--wipe you out for sure; multicolored Dexedrine spansules, passionate purple Parnate; there were her Nembutals, and the sea-green, let's-do-the-job-up-right Placidyl gel caps (Baby Dills) --the pills and capsules suddenly became an object of immense beauty, a treasure.
By their own admissions, Betty Ford was addicted to Valium and William Rehnquist to the sleeping pill Placidyl, for nine years.