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Will Valium and halcion (triazolam) sedate me enough for a root canal?
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6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Martha Lee Walden
Dr. Martha Lee Walden
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, 1 or the other
Halcion (triazolam) and valium are both from the same drug family (benzodiazepenes).
Many doctors use one or the other but usually not both since it is easier to overdose when both are used. Valium will leave you more alert during treatment than halcion (triazolam). Halcion (triazolam) has a more sedative- hypnotic effect and is more likely to give you an amnesic effect from the procedure.

In brief: Yes, 1 or the other
Halcion (triazolam) and valium are both from the same drug family (benzodiazepenes).
Many doctors use one or the other but usually not both since it is easier to overdose when both are used. Valium will leave you more alert during treatment than halcion (triazolam). Halcion (triazolam) has a more sedative- hypnotic effect and is more likely to give you an amnesic effect from the procedure.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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