Halcion

What is Halcion?

Triazolam (marketed in English-speaking countries under the brand names Apo-Triazo, Halcion, Hypam, and Trilam; other names include 2'-chloroxanax, Chloroxanax, 2'-chloro-alprazolam, Triclazolam, and Chlorotriazolam) is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant in the benzodiazepine class. It possesses pharmacological properties similar to that of other benzodiazepines, but it is generally only used as a sedative to treat severe insomnia. In addition to the hypnotic properties triazolam possesses, amnesic, anxiolytic, sedative, anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant properties are also present. Due to its short half-life, triazolam is not effective for patients that suffer from frequent awakenings or early wakening.

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2-AUGUST-2013
DEAR PSYCHIATRIST -
MY BIPOLAR MANIC EPISODE OF 23JULY2013 IS BETTER. BUT SINCE THEN (23JULY2013), I AM DEPENDENT ON 2 TABS OF...

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Hi there, thanks for asking. The dose of Halcion is very enough now. As you have mentioned, it is better that the dose of Depakote gets regulated....

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I received an RX for Halcion for a RFA surgery I am having tomorrow and I am supposed to take one tonight and one an hr before the procedure I feel...

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Hello,
Triazolom ( Halcion) is a benxodiazepines causing sedation.
You can take the tablets as mentioned by your treating physican and Anesthetist...

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Can halcion after long term use cause temporary lack of coordination and dizziness? I take .5mg per night.Never had these reactions...

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Brief Answer:
Yes

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It is not advisable to take Triazolam ( halcion) for long treatment of insomnia as it can cause...

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