Halcion (Triazolam) is used to treat certain sleep problem called insomnia. It is a sleep disorder which people have trouble sleeping. They may have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep as long as desired. It is typically followed by daytime sleepiness, irritability, or low energy. It may also be followed by a depressed mood.
This medication may help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. It may also help you lessen how often you wake up during the night.
How does Halcion (Triazolam) work?
Halcion (Triazolam) binds non-specifically to benzodiazepine receptors. In which it mediates sleep. It affects muscle relaxation, motor coordination, anticonvulsant activity, and memory. As benzodiazepine receptors are thought to be combined to gamma-aminobutyric acid-A (GABA) receptors. It enhances the effects of GABA by increasing GABA affinity for the GABA receptor. The binding of GABA to the site opens the chloride channel. It results in a hyperpolarized cell membrane that prevents further excitation of the cell.
Why use Halcion (Triazolam)?
Halcion contains an active ingredient of Triazolam. It is a triazolobenzodiazepine hypnotic agent. It is a white crystalline powder, soluble in alcohol, and poorly soluble in water. This is supplied as tablets for oral use and has 0.25 mg of Triazolam. In 1982, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this medication.
How to use Halcion (Triazolam)?
Halcion Tablet is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken just before you get into bed. You may take it with or without food. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to it.
The use of this drug is usually limited to short treatment periods. It may be 1 -2 weeks or less. If your condition continues for a longer time, call your doctor right away.
What are the side-effects of Halcion (Triazolam)?
- Loss of coordination
- Changes in menstrual periods
- Blurred vision
- Numbness or tingly feeling
- Daytime drowsiness
Warnings and Precautions
- Do not take this drug more than the prescription.
- You should not double the recommended dosage. It may worsen your condition or may cause some complications.
- Tell your doctor if your condition persists after 7-10 days or if it worsens.
- Before using this medication, tell your doctor your medical history.
- Do not drive or use any machinery since this drug may make you feel drowsy or dizzy.