If you have insomnia, a healthcare provider may recommend triazolam. The prescription medication is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia and works by enhancing the calming effects of a certain brain chemical. Triazolam, which comes in the form of a tablet, is usually taken once a day at bedtime. Drowsiness, dizziness, and headaches are some of the more common side effects of this medication.
What Is Triazolam?Triazolam (Halcion®) is a prescription sleep medication approved for the short-term treatment of insomnia.
Side Effects of TriazolamAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with triazolam. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of triazolam include, but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Triazolam to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking triazolam if you have:
- A history of drug or alcohol abuse (see Halcion and Alcohol)
- Lung problems or breathing problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Halcion and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Halcion and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Triazolam to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)