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...

doctor1 MD

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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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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