Triazolam

Insomnia, Sedation, Sedation therapy
Treatment
1 FDA approval
20 Active Studies for Triazolam

What is Triazolam

TriazolamThe Generic name of this drug
Treatment SummaryTriazolam is a medication available in the United States that is used to treat insomnia. In other countries, it is classified as a Schedule IV drug under international law. It has been withdrawn in the United Kingdom due to potential risks of psychological side effects.
Halcionis the brand name
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Triazolam Overview & Background
Brand Name
Generic Name
First FDA Approval
How many FDA approvals?
Halcion
Triazolam
1982
37

Approved as Treatment by the FDA

Triazolam, also called Halcion, is approved by the FDA for 1 uses including Insomnia .
Insomnia

Effectiveness

How Triazolam Affects PatientsTriazolam is a short-acting drug used as a sleeping aid. Some countries have taken it off the market due to potential psychological side effects with higher doses. However, it has been approved for use in lower doses when taken properly. Triazolam works faster than other similar drugs, and does not create any active byproducts in the body.
How Triazolam works in the bodyBenzodiazepines work by targeting two types of receptors. The first, BNZ1, helps with sleep, while the second, BNZ2, is responsible for muscle relaxation and other functions. These receptors are linked to GABA receptors, which help regulate nerve activity. When benzodiazepines target these receptors, it increases the effect of GABA, which makes the nerve cells less excitable and prevents further stimulation.

When to interrupt dosage

The proposed measure of Triazolam is contingent upon the diagnosed state, which may include Sedation, Insomnia and Sedation therapy. The amount also varies as per the technique of administration (e.g. Tablet or Oral) detailed in the table below.
Condition
Dosage
Administration
Sedation therapy
0.125 mg, , 0.25 mg
, Oral, Tablet, Tablet - Oral
Insomnia
0.125 mg, , 0.25 mg
, Oral, Tablet, Tablet - Oral
Sedation
0.125 mg, , 0.25 mg
, Oral, Tablet, Tablet - Oral

Warnings

Triazolam Contraindications
Condition
Risk Level
Notes
Pulse Frequency
Do Not Combine
There are 20 known major drug interactions with Triazolam.
Common Triazolam Drug Interactions
Drug Name
Risk Level
Description
Astemizole
Major
The metabolism of Astemizole can be decreased when combined with Triazolam.
Axitinib
Major
The metabolism of Axitinib can be decreased when combined with Triazolam.
Azelastine
Major
Triazolam may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Azelastine.
Cabazitaxel
Major
The metabolism of Cabazitaxel can be decreased when combined with Triazolam.
Carbamazepine
Major
The metabolism of Carbamazepine can be decreased when combined with Triazolam.
Triazolam Toxicity & Overdose RiskOverdosing on Xanax can lead to drowsiness, difficulty speaking, difficulty with movement, coma, and difficulty breathing.
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Triazolam Novel Uses: Which Conditions Have a Clinical Trial Featuring Triazolam?

83 active clinical trials are presently assessing the effects of Triazolam for Insomnia, Sedation and Sedative Therapy.
Condition
Clinical Trials
Trial Phases
Sedation
2 Actively Recruiting
Phase 3
Sedation therapy
0 Actively Recruiting
Insomnia
86 Actively Recruiting
Phase 4, Not Applicable, Phase 2, Phase 3, Early Phase 1

Triazolam Reviews: What are patients saying about Triazolam?

5Patient Review
4/25/2013
Triazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
I'm able to sleep so much better at night thanks to Triazolam. I wake up feeling rested and more energetic. I also feel more balanced throughout the day.
5Patient Review
11/21/2012
Triazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
4.7Patient Review
12/23/2017
Triazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
I started sleepwalking after taking this medication, which I had never done before. Once I stopped taking the medicine, the sleepwalking stopped as well. Be aware that if you take this drug, you may start sleepwalking without realizing it.
4.3Patient Review
2/2/2018
Triazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
Quick-acting and usually puts me to sleep for three to five hours. I take it occasionally when I wake up in the middle of the night or have to fly long distances; however, like most sleep medications, it can become difficult to fall asleep without it after using it for a few days in a row.
4.3Patient Review
5/5/2018
Triazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
I've been cutting and using 0.25 for years, but it doesn't always help. I want to stop taking it altogether.
4.3Patient Review
9/29/2014
Triazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
This treatment helps me sleep soundly through the night, and I always feel refreshed and well-rested in the morning.
4.3Patient Review
12/30/2013
Triazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
I experienced some significant side effects from this medication, including extreme weight gain, dizziness, and difficulty breathing. However, it was effective in treating my condition.
3Patient Review
10/8/2013
Triazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
I don't understand why Walgreens only gives out 15 tablets at a time. This has been an issue for me for over a year now, and it's especially difficult to get my hands on the medication if there are fewer days in the month. Can anything be done about this?
3Patient Review
3/7/2013
Triazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
I find that I fall asleep soon after taking this pill.
2.7Patient Review
1/21/2017
Triazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
Works well with no side effects; guarantees a good night's sleep. Half dosage is useless.
2.7Patient Review
8/24/2012
Triazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
2.7Patient Review
9/14/2015
Triazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
The dosage for this medication is tricky to adjust. I also found that it caused me to be not in control of my cognition for several hours after taking it, which made dental procedures difficult.
1.7Patient Review
3/1/2013
Triazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
1.3Patient Review
9/19/2015
Triazolam for Chronic Trouble Sleeping
I was pretty naive when I started this treatment, thinking that my lack of sleep had nothing to do with my sedentary lifestyle. The doctor told me that insomnia wasn't a symptom of anything else, so I just went along with it and took the pill he prescribed. But of course, the pill didn't work, and now I realize that exercise is key to a good night's sleep.
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Patient Q&A Section about triazolam

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

What is the medication triazolam used for?

"Triazolam is a short-term treatment for insomnia. It belongs to a group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) depressants, which slow down the nervous system."

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Is triazolam the same as Xanax?

"Triazolam is a drug that can help people who have trouble sleeping. It belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines, which also includes drugs like Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, and Ativan."

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How quickly does triazolam work?

"Approximately how long does it take for triazolam to take effect and how long does the effect usually last? It takes triazolam (Halcion) 15 to 30 minutes to take effect, and the effect usually lasts for 6 to 7 hours."

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Is triazolam a narcotic?

"Triazolam is a controlled substance that has been assigned to Schedule IV under the Controlled Substance Act."

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Clinical Trials for Triazolam

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