triazolam (Halcion)


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Take triazolam (Halcion) on an empty stomach; otherwise, it won’t work as well.

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Don’t drink alcohol while taking triazolam (Halcion) since it can slow your breathing (known as respiratory depression).

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You should only use triazolam (Halcion) for 7 to 10 days. If it doesn’t help you sleep, talk to your provider since there may be a different reason why you have difficulty sleeping

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Be careful driving or doing anything requiring concentration until you know how your body reacts to this medication.

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Only take triazolam (Halcion) if you know you’re going to bed right away, since it works within an hour. Taking this medication during the day will lead to daytime sleepiness.

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Tell your provider if you notice changes in your mood or personality, or if you have difficulty remembering things after taking this medication.

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Older people have a higher risk of side effects and may need to take half the recommended dose (starting with 0.125 mg daily).


How triazolam (Halcion) works

Triazolam (Halcion) is a benzodiazepine. It affects chemicals in the brain to relax your nervous system, which helps you sleep.

What is triazolam (Halcion) used for?

  • Insomnia (difficulty sleeping)

Triazolam (Halcion) dosage forms

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Typical dosing for triazolam (Halcion)

The typical starting dose is 0.25 mg by mouth once a day before bedtime. The maximum recommended dose is 0.5 mg by mouth once a day before bedtime.

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