Compare triazolam vs. Anafranil

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Halcion
(triazolam)

Anafranil
(clomipramine)

Helps you stay asleep. Halcion (triazolam) can be used to help you fall asleep, but your body can become used to it very quickly.Helps with your actions. Anafranil (Clomipramine) is helpful in treating OCD, but it can have a lot of side effects.
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Side effects
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  • Drowsiness 8%
  • Headache 2%
  • Dizziness 5%
  • Nausea and vomiting 1%
  • Difficulty controlling movements 4%
  • Lightheadedness 4%
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  • Dry mouth 67%
  • Tremor 52%
  • Dizziness 40%
  • Drowsiness 38%
  • Headache 11%
  • Constipation 36%
  • Ejaculation failure 40%
  • Fatigue 21%
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How it works
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Halcion (triazolam) is a benzodiazepine. It helps you stay asleep by extending how long you stay asleep, and improving the quality of your sleep so you don't wake up as much at night.Anafranil (Clomipramine) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It treats obsessive-compulsive disorder by affecting the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine in your brain.
Type of medication
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Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
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Risk factors for serious side effects
triazolamAnafranil
  • Using Halcion (triazolam) for more than 10 days
    • People age 65 or older
    • Drinking alcohol
    • Not allowing enough time for sleep
    Detailed Halcion (triazolam) risks & warnings »
    • Age 24 years or younger
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
    • Using other medications that affect serotonin
    • History of seizure
    • Taking other medicines that increase seizure risk
    • Alcoholism
    • Stopping Anafranil (Clomipramine) suddenly
    • Age 65 years or older
    • History of heart disease
    • Older age
    • Electrolyte imbalance
    Detailed Anafranil (clomipramine) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Alcohol
    triazolamAnafranil
    • Don't drink alcohol while taking Halcion (triazolam) since it can slow your breathing.
    No alcohol related info.
    Food
    triazolamAnafranil
    No food related info.
    • Take it with food and/or at bedtime to decrease the potential side effects.
    Sleep
    triazolamAnafranil
    • People taking Halcion (triazolam) for sleep while fighting jet lag have reported not being able to remember what happened a few hours after taking the medicine. This is more likely to happen if you drink alcohol, or if you don't have enough time to sleep. Give yourself at least 7 to 8 hours to sleep to stop this from happening.
    • Can help you sleep.
    • It's more likely to cause side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, weight gain, and constipation compared to other medicines in this class.
    Upsides and benefits
    triazolamAnafranil
    • 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.
    • Works well to decrease the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
    • Helps some people see improvements in their mood.
    • Can help you sleep.
    • Lower risk of causing heart problems compared to other medicine in this class.
    Downsides and risks
    triazolamAnafranil
    • 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.
    • It's more likely to cause side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, weight gain, and constipation compared to other medicines in this class.
    • Can cause sexual performance problems in men.
    • Increases the risk of falls, especially when used in the elderly.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    triazolamAnafranil
    • Take Halcion (triazolam) on an empty stomach; otherwise, it won't work as well.
    • Don't drink alcohol while taking Halcion (triazolam) since it can slow your breathing.
    • You should only use Halcion (triazolam) for 7 to10 days. If it doesn't help you sleep, talk to your doctor.
    • You might have a hangover-like feeling the next day after taking Halcion (triazolam). Be careful driving or doing anything requiring concentration until you know how your body reacts to it.
    • Only take Halcion (triazolam) if you know you're going to bed right away.
    • Needs to be taken every day for 2 to 3 weeks to see the full effect of the medication.
    • It's important to keep taking Anafranil (Clomipramine) even when you feel your symptoms are getting better.
    • Take it with food and/or at bedtime to decrease the potential side effects.
    • Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts.
    • If you decide to stop taking Anafranil (Clomipramine), work with your doctor to slowly get off this medicine to avoid getting withdrawal symptoms.
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