Halcion (Triazolam) 0.250mg pills/tablets:
Generic Name: Triazolam
Brand Name: Halcion
Halcion (Triazolam) treats insomnia (difficulty sleeping). Belongs to the group of drugs called benzodiazepines.
Halcion (Triazolam) 0.250mg is a benzodiazepine similar to Valium. Halcoin (Triazolam) affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause sleep problems (insomnia).
Uses of Halcion:
- It is used to treat sleep problems.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Halcion?
- If you have an allergy to triazolam or any other part of Halcion (triazolam).
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you are taking any of these drugs: Indinavir, itraconazole, ketoconazole, lopinavir, nefazodone, nelfinavir, ritonavir, or saquinavir.
- If you are taking any other drugs that can make you sleepy. There are many drugs that can do this. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
- If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take Halcion (triazolam) if you are pregnant.
- If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take Halcion (triazolam).
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Halcion (triazolam).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Halcion (triazolam) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Halcion?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Halcion (triazolam). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.
- When sleep drugs are used nightly for more than a few weeks, they may not work as well to help sleep problems. This is known as tolerance. Only use sleep drugs for a short time. If sleep problems last, call the doctor.
- If you have been taking Halcion (triazolam) on a regular basis and you stop it all of a sudden, you may have signs of withdrawal. Do not stop taking Halcion (triazolam) all of a sudden without calling your doctor. Tell your doctor if you have any bad effects.
- Avoid alcohol while taking Halcion (triazolam). Do not take Halcion (triazolam) if you drank alcohol that evening or before bed.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert after you take Halcion (triazolam). You may still feel sleepy the day after you take Halcion (triazolam). Avoid these tasks or actions until you feel fully awake.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. Be careful going up and down stairs.
- Some people have done certain tasks or actions while they were not fully awake like driving, making and eating food, and having sex. Most of the time, people do not remember doing these things. Tell your doctor if this happens to you.
- If you drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit often, talk with your doctor.
- If you are 65 or older, use Halcion (triazolam) with care. You could have more side effects.
- This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking Halcion (triazolam), call your doctor right away.