What Is Triazolam Used For?

How Does Triazolam Work?

Triazolam is part of a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines have several effects on the body, including:
 
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Causing sleepiness
  • Relaxing muscles
  • Stopping seizures
  • Impairing short-term memory.
     
All of the medicines in this category can have these effects to some degree, depending on the specific benzodiazepine that is being taken. They work in the brain by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a brain chemical that has a naturally calming effect. GABA can slow down or stop certain nerve signals in the brain. This is why triazolam and other benzodiazepines are known as mild tranquilizers, sedatives, or central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants).
 

Triazolam Use in Children

Triazolam is not approved for treating insomnia in children. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using triazolam in children.
 

Off-Label Triazolam Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend triazolam for something other than the condition listed in this article. Currently, there are no universally accepted off-label triazolam uses.

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