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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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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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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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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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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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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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) 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

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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

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Will halcion (triazolam) work for insomnia if I have already been on klonopin. 5 mg for several years for anxiety?

Will halcion (triazolam) work for insomnia if I have already been on klonopin. 5 mg for several years for anxiety?

Different: Both medications are in the same class but otherwise are very different. Halcyon works very fast but gets out just as fast. As a result it is good at getting people to sleep but not at keeping them. If you are used to klonapin then you will likely wake up in middle of night feeling anxious. Also the sudden changes can lead to confusion. 0.5 is small dose so it might not be a big problem. ...Read more

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Can I take 150 mg trazodone with halcion (triazolam)? To help with sleep initiation and sleep onset problems are is this too sedating?

Can I take 150 mg trazodone with halcion (triazolam)? To help with sleep initiation and sleep onset problems are is this too sedating?

Depends: How long have you been on Halcion (triazolam) or trazodone. This determines the amount of sedation you will suffer. Halcion (triazolam) is okay for short term use, but should not be used for more than a few weeks, because it is addictive and tolerance and rebound insomnia can develop. Trazodone should be only given at dose prescribed by physician, with any increase in dose determined by the doc giving it. ...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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I am having a root canal. Will Valium and halcion (triazolam) help meat the dentist's?

I am having a root canal. Will Valium and halcion (triazolam) help meat the dentist's?

Maybe: Halcion (triazolam) and valium are sedative drugs in the benzodiazepine family. They are given to anxious and/or phobic patients prior to treatment to better help them tolerate an appointment. They have two main effects: sedation and amnesia. In other words, they relax and stop memory while active. Effective dosages vary among patients, so whether or not it works for you is unknown, but I recommend it. ...Read more

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Please tell me can halcion (triazolam) cause a false positive pregnancy test result?

Halcion (triazolam): Should NOT cause a false positive pregnancy test. Take care. ...Read more

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Halcion or ambien (zolpidem)? Which is better for chronic inability to fall asleep insomnia? I was on ambien (zolpidem) from 2009-2014. Doesn't work like it used to. Thx

Halcion or ambien (zolpidem)? Which is better for chronic inability to fall asleep insomnia? I was on ambien (zolpidem) from 2009-2014. Doesn't work like it used to. Thx

Neither.: These two drugs should only be used short time. Like any other addicting drugs, tolerance to their effects develops. There are better, healthier treatments out there, both pharmaceutical and behavioral. Talk to your doc about alternatives that do not depend on a controlled substance, or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can you take halcion (triazolam) before a wisdom tooth extraction?

Can you take halcion (triazolam) before a wisdom tooth extraction?

Yes, anxiety control: Yes, Halcion (triazolam) is a very good mild anxiolytic to take before any dental procedure if you have dental anxiety. There are also several other medications that are mild anxiolytics used for dental anxiety. Ask your dentist what he thinks is right for you. ...Read more

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Took two Halcion. 25 mg tablets for dental work. Currently on TriLoSprintec birth control, should I use a back up method? Does Halcion interact w/ bc?

Unlikely: A single dose of two Halcion 0.25 mg tablets is unlikely to expedite the metabolism of hormones that are in birth control pills and render the birth control pill ineffective. For your own peace of mind, however, you may want to consider using a back up method. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to take halcion (triazolam) before a wisdom tooth extraction?

Is it a bad idea to take halcion (triazolam) before a wisdom tooth extraction?

Follow pre-op orders: If you are scheduled to have wisdom teeth removed, take only the medications approved or prescribed by your dentist or surgeon.

If you are extremely anxious about your surgery, your dentist or surgeon may prescribe something for you to take prior to your appointment. ...Read more

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I take Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg PO HS. In the past I have tried Ativan 2mg, Klonopin 2mg and Restoril 30mg. They All make me groggy! Would Halcion 0.25mg be better?

I take Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg PO HS. In the past I have tried Ativan 2mg, Klonopin 2mg and Restoril 30mg. They All make me groggy! Would Halcion 0.25mg be better?

Sleeping Pill: Let me see if I understand your question correctly. You are taking a sleeping pill and you are concerned that they make you groggy. That is what they are designed to do! If you are groggy when you wake up then you are taking too high of a dose of the medication. All of the doses you have mentioned are the high range of the medication. Halcion is much longer acting. Ask your doc about 1/2 Ambien (zolpidem) ...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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Halcion (Definition)

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