Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Halcion
Generic Name: triazolam (Pronunciation: trye AY zoe lam)
What is triazolam (Halcion)?
Triazolam is used to treat insomnia symptoms, such as trouble falling or staying asleep.
Triazolam may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Triazolam 0.125 mg-GRE
oval, white, imprinted with G 3717
Triazolam 0.125 mg-PAR
oblong, white, imprinted with G, TR 125
Triazolam 0.125 mg-ROX
oval, white, imprinted with 54 519
Triazolam 0.25 mg-GRE
oval, blue, imprinted with G 3718
Triazolam 0.25 mg-ROX
oval, blue, imprinted with 54 620
What are the possible side effects of triazolam (Halcion)?
Stop using triazolam and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about triazolam (Halcion)?
Some people using this medicine have engaged in activity such as driving, eating, or making phone calls and later having no memory of the activity. If this happens to you, stop taking triazolam and talk with your doctor about another treatment for your sleep disorder.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to triazolam or to other benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), or lorazepam (Ativan).
Before taking triazolam, tell your doctor if you have any breathing problems, glaucoma, kidney or liver disease, myasthenia gravis, or a history of depression, suicidal thoughts, or addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Do not drink alcohol while taking triazolam. It can increase some of the side effects, and could possibly cause a fatal overdose.
Avoid using other medicines that make you sleepy. They can add to sleepiness caused by triazolam.
Triazolam may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Triazolam should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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