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What is the definition or description of: Halcion (triazolam) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Halcion (triazolam) overdose?

Halcion OD: Halcion (triazolam) is a benzodiazepine that is used for short-term treatment of insomnia. Overdose can cause: sedation, lack of balance & coordination, double vision, slurring of speech, confusion, slow breathing, respiratory arrest, seizures, coma and death. ...Read more

Dr. Rodney Markin
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Triazolam (Definition)

Triazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


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If a patient overdosed on halcion, (triazolam) what drug would you give him / her?

If a patient overdosed on halcion, (triazolam) what drug would you give him / her?

Flumazenil (clonazepam): Only works for a short time, so must be continually monitored until halcyon has been metabolized. Fortunately, triazolam is of relatively short duration, unlike valium which has a very long half life, a long duration of action. That is why valium is a poor choice to reduce dental anxiety. ...Read more

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What is the halcion (triazolam) overdose treatment?

What is the halcion (triazolam) overdose treatment?

Halcion (triazolam) OD: Supportive treatment, checking vital signs & alertness & breathing & heart rate & blood pressure, etc. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for halcion (triazolam) overdose?

What is the treatment for halcion (triazolam) overdose?

Seek immediate help: Halcion or triazolam is a benzodiazepine used for insomnia. Overdose of this medication can slow breathing and lead to death. Seek immediate medical attention in the case of overdose. ...Read more

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Halcion (triazolam) is like ativan?

Halcion (triazolam) is like ativan?

Both are benzos: Both Halcion (triazolam) and Ativan belong to the same pharmaceutical family - benzodiazepine. They differ in their half-life, and whether their metabolizes or break down products are active. ...Read more

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Do doctors still prescribe halcion (triazolam)?

Halcion (triazolam): In our area, some still do, due to its short half life, on as needed basis short term. ...Read more

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What's your experience with halcion (triazolam) for dental?

There r better drugs: Halcyon is a fast acting sedative that may cause delirium if u don't go to sleep--if anxiety is the problem a benzodiazepine would b better. ...Read more

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Can you take halcion (triazolam) and restoril together at the same time?

Can you take halcion (triazolam) and restoril together at the same time?

Not a good idea: Halcion is triazolam, and Restoril is temazepam. Both are benzodiazepine sleeping pills. Their effects are very similar — Restoril lasts longer — and would add together if taken at the same time. It is considered poor medical practice to take multiple medications that do the same thing: the results are less predictable and more drug interactions can result. Both meds are habit-forming too. ...Read more

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Why was I given two halcion (triazolam) pills two hours before seeing the dentist?

Halcion (triazolam): Some dentists still use Halcion (triazolam) for sedation. ...Read more

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My dr has me on triazolam (halcion) for anxiety, but its causing blackouts when I take it so I don't know what I should do?

My dr has me on triazolam (halcion) for anxiety, but its causing blackouts when I take it so I don't know what I should do?

Talk to your doctor: Blackouts from Halcion (triazolam) are a well-known side effect, sufficiently known that Halcion (triazolam) is no longer approved for prescribing in Britain. Tell your doctor about it. There are other medications available. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dr has me on triazolam (halcion) for anxiety, but its causing blackouts when I take it so I don't know what?

Talk to doc: Blackouts are a problematic side effect with a sedative like triazolam. Obviously this can be dangerous. You should call the doctor and let her or him know right away and see what is recommended. Stopping triazolam abruptly can lead to withdrawal, which can also be dangerous, if you have been taking it long enough at a high enough dose. Don't combine it with alcohol or drugs. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of benzodiazepines such as halcion & xanax (alprazolam)?

What are the negative effects of benzodiazepines such as halcion & xanax (alprazolam)?

Benzodiazepines SE: Are sedation, drowsiness and mental confusion. Some patients may react to benzodiazepines by showing irritability, increased excitement, aggression and hostility. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Halcion (triazolam) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Halcion (triazolam) allergy?

Halcion Allergy: Halcion is used for sleep problems. Allergic symptoms may include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face/ tongue/ throat and lips. ...Read more

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I have restoril and halcion (triazolam). Ne work, is it safe to take together?

I have restoril and halcion (triazolam). Ne work, is it safe to take together?

Not a good idea: Halcion is triazolam, and Restoril is temazepam. Both are benzodiazepine sleeping pills. Their effects are very similar — Restoril lasts longer — and would add together if taken at the same time. It is considered poor medical practice to take multiple medications that do the same thing: the results are less predictable and more drug interactions can result. Both meds are habit-forming too. ...Read more

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I had halcion (triazolam) this mornig at 830 for some fillings. Its now almost 7 at night, can I have a drink?

I had halcion (triazolam) this mornig at 830 for some fillings. Its now almost 7 at night, can I have a drink?

Benzodiazepine: Would not until at least 24 hours since last dose. Relatively safe at twelve hours. Personally would not do. ...Read more

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Dds what are your thoughts on halcion (triazolam) it was suggested to me at an appointment today as an alternative to general anesthesia for extensive work?

Dds what are your thoughts on halcion (triazolam) it was suggested to me at an appointment today as an alternative to general anesthesia for extensive work?

Yes-Sedation Dentist: Halcion (triazolam) given in a proper protocol, usually with other benzodiazepene drugs like valium and hydroxyzine, can allow you to sleep through hours of dental work with no recollection as if you were anesthetized. It should only be done by a certified sedation dentist who will monitor your vital signs with a pulse oximeter as you undergo these procedures. ...Read more

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How effective is halcion (triazolam) with regards to teeth extraction?

How effective is halcion (triazolam) with regards to teeth extraction?

Not that good choice: Halcion is one of the benzodiazepines, similar to ativan, xanax, (alprazolam) etc. Halcion may cause amnesia by effecting your memory adversely. Halcion is not used anymore, because of significant memory loss, some loss of control and sedation. Halcion may relax u during teeth extraction, but is not a good choice and I would not recommend it. ...Read more

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What sleeping pill should I replace -- halcion, (triazolam) melatonin?

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What sleeping pill should I replace -- halcion, (triazolam) melatonin?

Halcion (triazolam): Is an older hypnotic now replaced with newer sleep medications due to effect on memore, such as Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone). You can try melatonin after you consult your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use halcion (triazolam) for dental work?

Is it safe to use halcion (triazolam) for dental work?

Dentists use it: Many dentist use Halcion (triazolam) or vallium as an aid for for dental procedures with patients who are afraid and have dental anxiety. As with any drug, each patient is different and health history must be carefully considered. Dentists may request health information and council from the patient's primary care physician. Sadly, fear causes many people to avoid necessary dental treatment. Halcion (triazolam) can help. ...Read more

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Will Valium and halcion (triazolam) sedate me for a root canal?

Don't use either...: Ask your dentist before having the work done. The dentist may feel it is appropriate to check with your tpt (trusted primary physician), as well as which particular medicine to take before, or the night before. (halcion is an older sedative used for sleep; Valium is an old anxiolytics; both these names are brand names. These plus xanax, (alprazolam) serax, Ativan etc r all in diazepam family of drugs. ...Read more

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Will Valium and halcion (triazolam) sedate me enough for a root canal?

Will Valium and halcion (triazolam) sedate me enough for a root canal?

Be careful!: These medications are both sedating and potentially addictive. Always always always ask your personal physician what medicines to take and when. The dentist should make sure you are sedated not you. Ask the dentist the specific plans he/she has to make you comfortable during and after the procedure. Then, only take what is prescribed for you. ...Read more

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If I had halcion (triazolam) this morning at 830 for a couple fillings, would it be out of my body and also can I have a drink? I feel completely fine.

I wouldn't.: Halcion (triazolam) has a halflife of 1.5 to 5.5 hours. This means that, depending on your kidney function, half of the medication is eliminated from your body in 1.5 to 5.5 hours. After another similar time interval, you now have 1/4 of the medication in you. If your clearance rate (how fast you eliminate the drug from your body) is 5.5 hours, it will be in you most of the day. Don't drink until the next day. ...Read more

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I had halcion (triazolam) this morning at 830 for a few fillings. How long does it stay in your body? Also is it safe to have drink? I feel completely fine

I had halcion (triazolam) this morning at 830 for a few fillings. How long does it stay in your body? Also is it safe to have drink? I feel completely fine

Ask your doctor: This is a question that you should ask the doctor who prescribed medication. We don't know anything about your medical history, what other drugs you may be taking, the dosage, how you respond to medication, etc. There are too many variables to give you an answer over the internet. Many people "feel fine" and then get into accidents or do stupid things. ...Read more

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What is recommended to make radio frequency injections bearable? 2 10mg lortab and 20mg Valium not enough. Halcion (triazolam) is their next attempt for comfort.

What is recommended to make radio frequency injections bearable? 2 10mg lortab and 20mg Valium not enough. Halcion (triazolam) is their next attempt for comfort.

It depends: Usually radiofrequency procedures when appropriately performed should not be unbearable. The main thing is pre-procedure explanation of the procedure allays anxiety. Giving enough local anesthetic and adequate time for it to take effect is most helpful. If you are really that anxious have it done as an outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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Teeth getting pulled. Will halcion (triazolam) work for sedation?

Probably not: Halcion (triazolam) is a benzodiazepine, but it is designed and marketed for sleep. It is used for other purposes, but is not likely to provide the effect you want. Consult with your dentist about this. ...Read more

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How safe is halcion (triazolam) for a dental procedure? I'm nervous already Bc of my dental phobia.

Safe: It is safe as long as it is used a directed by a qualified dentist or doctor who has carefully evaluated your specific situation ...Read more

Dr. Brett Noorda
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Halcion (Definition)

Halcion is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


Overdose (Definition)

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