Halcion

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Helps you stay asleep.

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Halcion (triazolam) can be used to help you fall asleep, but your body can become used to it very quickly.

Quick facts about triazolam
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Generic only
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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.
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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.
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How it works

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.

Quick facts about triazolam
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Generic only

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
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What to expect when you take Halcion (triazolam) for Insomnia

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Side effect rates for Halcion (triazolam)

2000 From clinical trials of triazolam / Trouble sleeping
  • Nervousness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty controlling movements
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness

Risks and Warnings for Halcion (triazolam)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Using Halcion (triazolam) for more than 10 days

    Halcion (triazolam) becomes less effective after using it for more than 10 days. Your body can also start depending on it, and it can be dangerous if you stop it suddenly. Talk to your doctor if your sleep hasn't gotten better after using it for 7 to 10 days.

Common concerns from people taking Halcion (triazolam)

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Alcohol
  • Don't drink alcohol while taking Halcion (triazolam) since it can slow your breathing.
Sleep
  • 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.