Compare triazolam vs. chlordiazepoxide
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Halcion (triazolam) can be used to help you fall asleep, but your body can become used to it very quickly.
Librium (chlordiazepoxide) is good for lowering anxiety since its effects aren't as strong as similar medicines; however, it lasts longer in the body and can be more dangerous in older people.
- 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.
- Librium (chlordiazepoxide) is available as a generic.
- Because Librium (chlordiazepoxide) lasts longer in the body, it's preferred for alcohol withdrawal since it's less likely to cause seizures.
- Librium (chlordiazepoxide) can be used by itself, or with antidepressants to help lower anxiety.
- 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.
- Librium (chlordiazepoxide) lasts much longer in older people, so it's not safe to use if you're age 65 or older.
- Librium (chlordiazepoxide) is not as strong as similar medicines, so it's only really useful to calm anxiety and for alcohol withdrawal.
- Librium (chlordiazepoxide) can be addictive, so you should use it for as short of a time as possible.
- Nausea and vomiting5%
- Difficulty controlling movements5%
- 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
- Withdrawal symptoms
- Taking Librium (chlordiazepoxide) for more than 2 weeks
- Drowsiness and sleepiness
- Drinking alcohol or taking narcotics