Compare triazolam vs. Oleptro

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Halcion
(triazolam)

Oleptro
(trazodone)

Helps you stay asleep. Halcion (triazolam) can be used to help you fall asleep, but your body can become used to it very quickly.Improves mood and helps you sleep. Oleptro (Trazodone) works well as a sleep aid, but has more side effects when used at higher doses for treating depression.
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Best available price for 30 (50mg) tablets of trazodone
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Reviews for Halcion (triazolam)
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Reviews for Oleptro (trazodone)
73%
+73% better vs. Halcion (triazolam)
49%
+49% better vs. Halcion (triazolam)
24%
-24% worse vs. Halcion (triazolam)
Have you used Oleptro (trazodone)?
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Side effects
triazolamOleptro
  • Drowsiness 8%
  • Headache 2%
  • Dizziness 5%
  • Nausea and vomiting 1%
  • Difficulty controlling movements 4%
  • Lightheadedness 4%
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  • Somnolence/sedation 27%
  • Drowsiness 21%
  • Dry mouth 14%
  • Headache 6%
  • Dizziness/lightheadedness 13%
  • Dizziness 13%
  • Nausea 8%
  • Fatigue 7%
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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.Oleptro (Trazodone) is a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood.
Type of medication
triazolamOleptro
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
triazolamOleptro
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Extended release
Used for
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Risk factors for serious side effects
triazolamOleptro
  • 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
  • History of seizures
  • Alcoholism
  • Eating disorder
  • Higher dose
Detailed Oleptro (trazodone) 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
triazolamOleptro
  • Don't drink alcohol while taking Halcion (triazolam) since it can slow your breathing.
No alcohol related info.
Sleep
triazolamOleptro
  • 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.
No sleep related info.
Upsides and benefits
triazolamOleptro
  • 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.
  • Commonly used in lower doses to help treat sleep problems (insomnia).
  • Safer sleep medication than others (benzodiazepines or Unisom) for people age 65 and older.
  • Fewer sexual side effects than many other antidepressants.
  • Has been used for sleep and depression for a long time. There's a lot of information available about how it works and how safe it is.
  • Comes as a generic medication and is cheaper than many other sleep aides.
  • Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them.
Downsides and risks
triazolamOleptro
  • 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.
  • Not as effective as other medications for depression.
  • More sedating than other antidepressants.
  • Causes more side effects when used at higher doses for depression. Includes sleepiness, dizziness, upset stomach, and irregular heartbeat.
  • Like most antidepressants, can cause higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger.
  • The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
triazolamOleptro
  • 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.
  • Makes you sleepy. Take at bedtime.
  • Can cause temporary dry mouth and upset stomach.
  • Seek medical attention for unwanted, persistent erection.
  • Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts.
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