Compare Lunesta vs. triazolam
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Helps you sleep.
Lunesta (Eszopiclone) is good for falling asleep and staying asleep. Not as habit-forming as some sleep medicines, but more likely to cause withdrawal symptoms if you stop suddenly.
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Helps you stay asleep.
Halcion (triazolam) can be used to help you fall asleep, but your body can become used to it very quickly.
- Effective at helping people fall asleep faster and sleep longer.
- Not as habit-forming, so you can use it for longer than most other sleep medicines.
- 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.
- More likely to cause withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it suddenly.
- Might not be safe if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse, depression, lung disease, or a condition that affects metabolism.
- It's easy to become reliant on sleep medicines. In the long run, it's better to learn good sleeping habits and behavior so that you can sleep better naturally.
- 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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10possible side effects
- Unpleasant Taste8%
- Dry Mouth3%
- Abnormal Dreams3%
- Urinary Tract Infection3%
7possible side effects
- Nausea and vomiting5%
- Difficulty controlling movements5%
Risks and risk factors
- Dependence and withdrawal
- Continuous use for 2 weeks or more
- Driving impairment
- Taking other medicines that make you less alert
- Less than 7 hours of sleep.
- Abnormal thoughts
- Undiagnosed psychiatric conditions
- Sleep driving
- Taking with alcohol or drugs that acts in the brain
- Serious allergic reactions
- Risk of falls and injury
- Higher dose
- Liver problems
- Taking Lunesta (Eszopiclone) with other nervous system depressants
- Long-term use
- Risk to fetus
- Women of childbearing age
- Tolerance and addiction
- Using Halcion (triazolam) for more than 10 days
- Behavior changes
- Hangover effect
- People age 65 or older
- Memory loss
- Drinking alcohol
- Not allowing enough time for sleep