Compare triazolam vs. Butisol

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Halcion (triazolam)

Prescription only

Butisol (butabarbital)

Prescription only
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 you fall asleep.

Butisol (butabarbital) is not very good for sleeping problems because it can be addictive.

Upsides
  • 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.
  • Butisol (butabarbital) works very quickly to help you fall asleep, within 45-60 minutes, and it lasts 6-8 hours.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • Your body can get used to needing Butisol (butabarbital) for sleeping.
  • Butisol (butabarbital) can interact with a lot of medicines, vitamins and supplements.
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Side effects
7possible side effects
  • Drowsiness
    14%
  • Headache
    10%
  • Dizziness
    8%
  • Nervousness
    5%
  • Nausea and vomiting
    5%
  • Difficulty controlling movements
    5%
  • Lightheadedness
    5%
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1possible side effects
  • Sleepiness
    3%
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Risks and warnings
  • Tolerance and addiction

    Using Halcion (triazolam) for more than 10 days

  • Hangover effect

    People age 65 or older

  • Memory loss

    Drinking alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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  • Feeling awake

    Having acute or chronic pain

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Breathing problems

    Drinking alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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