What Is Triazolam (Halcion)?
Triazolam is the generic name of the brand-name drug Halcion, which is used to treat insomnia
The prescription medicine belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines It works by slowing down activity in the brain.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved triazolam in 1982. It’s manufactured by Pfizer Inc.
Triazolam is a federally controlled substance, because it can be abused or lead to dependence.
There are many online and anecdotal reports that suggest some people take triazolam to get a “Halcion high” or experience an altered mental state, which can lead to dependence and dangerous side effects.
Keep this medicine in a safe place to prevent any misuse by others.
Before taking triazolam, tell your doctor if you have, or have ever had:
- Depression or another mental illness
- Suicidal thoughts
- Any condition that affects your breathing, such as chronic bronchitis,emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or sleep apnea
- Kidney or liver disease
- Glaucoma (an eye condition)
- Mysthenia gravis (a muscle condition)
- Porphyria (a blood disease)
- Allergies to medications
Tell your doctor if any of the following side effects become severe or don’t go away:
- Daytime drowsiness, dizziness, or lightheadedness
- Unusual weakness
- Coordination problems
- Tingling of the skin