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Dr. Rodney Markin
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Triazolam (Overview)

Triazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug).


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What is triazolam used for?

What is  triazolam used for?

Insomnia.: Triazolam is indicated for the short term treatment of insomnia. Because some patients can have amnesia for the time shortly after they take the medication, it is not as frequently used as it once was. ...Read more

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Dr. Rodney Markin
98 doctors shared insights

Triazolam (Overview)

Triazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug).


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What exactly is triazolam?

Dentistry Use: Triazolam is used routinely by many dentist for oral conscious sedation. The medication is very safe when used appropriately. One of the best "side-effect" i've noticed with my patients is they have amnesia so they don't remember the procedure. I posit the patients don't mind this too much. Make sure you ask your dentist if you have questions about medications and why they are using them. ...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 is the drug triazolam use for?

What is the drug triazolam use for?

Insomnia: Triazolam (brand name halcion) is fda approved for the short term treatment of insomnia (difficulties falling asleep). It is in the class of medications known as benzodiazepines which are used for the treatment of anxiety and insomnia. ...Read more

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What is the effective triazolam withdrawal?

What is the effective triazolam withdrawal?

Triazolam: Coming off of Halcion (triazolam) is not very difficult. You can lower the nightly dose to 1/2 every third night for 1 week, then every 2nd. And 3rd. Night for another week, then 1/2 dose nightly for few weeks, and from then on you can skip few nights a week while taking melatonin 3-4 mg. Every night, and gradually remain on melatonin for another week before tapering. ...Read more

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Does triazolam work good for dental surgery?

Does triazolam work good for dental surgery?

Yes: Triazolam is also sometimes used as an adjuvant in medical procedures requiring anesthesia or to reduce anxiety during brief events like MRI scans. ...Read more

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Is triazolam safe during pregnancy?

Triazolam: Triazolam is a safety category x. This means that there is positive evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both; fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Do not use this drug during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take triazolam and Effexor (venlafaxine) together?

Is it dangerous to take triazolam and Effexor (venlafaxine) together?

No: Halcion is a fast acting sedative that isn't prescribed much any more. Effexor (venlafaxine) is a dual acting antidepressant usually given in the am because it tends to be stimulating. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of triazolam (dentists use it for oral sedation)?

Side effects: 14% drowsiness, 10% headache, 8% dizziness, 5% nervousness, 5% nausea, 5% vomitting. Caution of use needed if patient is suicidal, drug dependence, sleep apnea, respiratory disease, impaired gag reflex. Please review with your dentist to evaluate what is est for you. ...Read more

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Im having my wisdom tooth pulled & was given triazolam to take before the procedure. How long after taking it is it safe to nurse my 19mth old again?

Im having my wisdom tooth pulled & was given triazolam to take before the procedure. How long after taking it is it safe to nurse my 19mth old again?

Check with surgeon: My guess would be 24hrs. Most medication is cleared from the body within that time. The surgeon who prescribed the medication should be able to let you know. ...Read more

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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