Compare triazolam vs. Sonata
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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 sleep.
Sonata (Zaleplon) helps you fall asleep, but it's not as good for staying asleep. It also interacts with a lot of diseases and other drugs.
2.9/ 5 average rating with 175 reviewsforSonata
- 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.
- Effective at helping people fall asleep faster.
- Doesn't last as long in the body as some other sleep medicines, so it's okay to take it in the middle of the night as long as you enough time to sleep. (But be sure to discuss it with your doctor first.)
- 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.
- Not typically used for long-term treatment since it can be habit-forming.
- Doesn't last as long in the body as other sleep medicines, so it's not as good at helping you stay asleep.
- Interacts badly with many other medications.
- Not a good option if you're pregnant or breast-feeding.
- People have sleep-walked, sleep-driven, and sleep-eaten while on Sonata (Zaleplon).
- Might not be safe if you have problems with your liver, kidneys, lungs, or if you have a history of depression.
- It's easy to become reliant on sleep medicines. In the long run, it's better to learn good sleeping habits and behaviors so you can sleep better naturally.
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7possible side effects
- Nausea and vomiting5%
- Difficulty controlling movements5%
18possible side effects
- Abdominal Pain6%
- Eye pain3%
- Abnormal Vision2%
Risks and risk factors
- 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
- 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
- Serious allergic reactions
- Risk to fetus
- Women of childbearing age