Compare triazolam vs. Estazolam

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Halcion
(triazolam)

Prosom
(estazolam)

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 stay asleep longer. Prosom (estazolam) can help you sleep, but you might feel hungover the next day.
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Side effects
triazolamEstazolam
  • Drowsiness 8%
  • Headache 2%
  • Dizziness 5%
  • Nausea and vomiting 1%
  • Difficulty controlling movements 4%
  • Lightheadedness 4%
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  • Sleepiness 15%
  • Weakness 3%
  • Difficulty controlling muscles 4%
  • Dizziness 4%
  • Abnormal coordination 3%
  • Leg and foot pain 1%
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How it works
triazolamEstazolam
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.Prosom (estazolam) is a benzodiazepine. It helps you stay asleep by improving the quality of your sleep so you don't wake up as much at night.
Type of medication
triazolamEstazolam
Prescription onlyPrescription only
Available as
triazolamEstazolam
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
triazolamEstazolam
Risk factors for serious side effects
triazolamEstazolam
  • 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 »
  • Using Prosom (estazolam) for more than 10 days
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Taking sedative medicines
  • People age 65 or older
Detailed Prosom (estazolam) 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 real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

Alcohol
triazolamEstazolam
  • Don't drink alcohol while taking Halcion (triazolam) since it can slow your breathing.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take other narcotics with Prosom (estazolam) because it can slow your breathing.
Sleep
triazolamEstazolam
  • 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
triazolamEstazolam
  • 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.
  • Prosom (estazolam) is available in generic.
Downsides and risks
triazolamEstazolam
  • 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.
  • Prosom (estazolam) isn't recommended if you're age 65 or older because the side effects can be more intense.
  • You can become dependent on Prosom (estazolam) if you take it for more than a few weeks.
  • If you stop Prosom (estazolam) suddenly after taking it for a while, your insomnia might come back even worse than when you started.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
triazolamEstazolam
  • 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.
  • Don't take Prosom (estazolam) unless you know you'll be going to sleep right away.
  • Make sure you can sleep for at least 8 hours before you take it.
  • Prosom (estazolam) works best if you develop good sleeping habits.
  • Take Prosom (estazolam) for the shortest amount of time needed to treat your insomnia since it can be addicting.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take other narcotics with Prosom (estazolam) because it can slow your breathing.
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