Compare triazolam vs. amoxapine
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Helps you stay asleep.
Halcion (triazolam) can be used to help you fall asleep, but your body can become used to it very quickly.
Stabilizes your mood.
While Asendin (amoxapine) can treat depression, you have to take it several times a day and it can make you feel sleepy.
- Halcion (triazolam) is available as a generic.
- Compared to other similar medicines, you're less likely to have a hangover effect from Halcion (triazolam) the next day.
- Asendin (amoxapine) can be used to treat more severe forms of depression.
- Compared to similar medicines, Asendin (amoxapine) improves the mood in depression more quickly.
- Asendin (amoxapine) is available as generic.
- Your body can get used to Halcion (triazolam) after 2 weeks.
- Stopping Halcion (triazolam) suddenly can make your insomnia worse. Talk to your doctor if you want to stop taking it.
- People who take Halcion (triazolam) can have more anxiety during the day.
- Asendin (amoxapine) is not a first choice medicine for depression because of side effects.
- In some people, Asendin (amoxapine) can stop working as early as 2-3 months after you start taking it.
- Not recommended in older people, children under 16, or people who've had a history of seizures.
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7possible side effects
- Nausea and vomiting5%
- Difficulty controlling movements5%
4possible side effects
- Drowsiness or fatigue14%
- Dry mouth14%
- Vision changes7%
Risks and risk factors
- Tolerance and addiction
- Using Halcion (triazolam) for more than 10 days
- Behavior changes
- Hangover effect
- People age 65 or older
- Memory loss
- Drinking alcohol
- Not allowing enough time for sleep
- Increased risk of suicide
- People under age 24
- Vision changes
- Difficulty controlling movements
- Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
- Taking antidepressants
- Slowed breathing
- Taking opioids for pain relief or medicines for anxiety
- Anticholinergic effects/Dehydration
- Over age 65