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Halcion Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is triazolam (Halcion)?
- What are the possible side effects of triazolam (Halcion)?
- What is the most important information I should know about triazolam (Halcion)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking triazolam (Halcion)?
- How should I take triazolam (Halcion)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Halcion)?
- What happens if I overdose (Halcion)?
- What should I avoid while taking triazolam (Halcion)?
- What other drugs will affect triazolam (Halcion)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Halcion)?
Since triazolam is taken as needed, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule. Take triazolam only when you have time for several hours of sleep.
What happens if I overdose (Halcion)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of triazolam can be fatal, especially if taken with alcohol.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, confusion, muscle weakness, slurred speech, tremors, a slow heartbeat, shallow breathing, feeling light-headed, fainting, seizure (black-out or convulsions), or coma.
What should I avoid while taking triazolam (Halcion)?
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking triazolam. It can increase some of the side effects, and could possibly cause a fatal overdose.
Triazolam can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
What other drugs will affect triazolam (Halcion)?
Before using triazolam, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, other sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by triazolam.
Before taking triazolam, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following:
- birth control pills;
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- grapefruit juice;
- ranitidine (Zantac);
- antibiotics such as isoniazid, itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral);
- antidepressants such as fluvoxamine (Luvox), nefazodone (Serzone), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft);
- ergotamine (Ergomar, Ergostat, Cafergot, Ercaf, Wigraine); or
- heart medications such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), diltiazem (Cardizem, Cartia, Tiazac), nicardipine (Cardene), nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), or verapamil (Calan, Covera).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with triazolam. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about triazolam.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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