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General Information on Triazolam

Generic Name : Triazolam

Pronunciation : trye ay' zole lam

Latest prescription information about Triazolam. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y47.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Triazolam

International- Halcion Apo-Triazo, Halcion, Hypam, and Trilam.

Why is Triazolam Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a benzodiazepine, prescribed as a sedative to treat severe insomnia. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep.

When should Triazolam not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in pregnant women and patients with hypersensitivity. It should not be co-administered with ketoconazole, itraconazole, nefazodone.

What is the dosage of Triazolam?

PO- The recommended dose for adult is 0.25 mg at bedtime. Maximum: 0.5mg.

How should Triazolam be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, after food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Triazolam?

Caution should be exercised in patients with alcohol addiction, smoking habit, depression, mental or mood problems, history of suicidal thoughts or behavior, myasthenia gravis, liver or kidney problems, blood disease porphyria, increased eye pressure, respiratory disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children and during breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

It may cause memory loss; if it is so consult with your doctor.

Patient may perform certain activities like driving, making phone calls etc, without their knowledge; consult your doctor immediately.

What are the side effects of Triazolam?

   Most Common : Weakness, tiredness, dizziness, drowsiness, clumsiness, unsteadiness, "hangover" effect, headache, increased dream frequency, loss of memory, nausea and vomiting.
   Miscellaneous : Depression, lightheadedness, fainting spells, mood changes, excitability, aggressive behavior and movement difficulty.

What are the other precautions for Triazolam?

Avoid excess dosage.
Patient may develop with unusual thinking; if it is so consult with your doctor.

What are the storage conditions for Triazolam?

Store it at it room temperature (15-30 C), and in an airtight container.


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sweetie123, Canada

I have taken triazolam for a number of years and now find I am unable to get it lately. The Pharmacist always tells me it is on back order and they are having trouble getting it from manufacturer, Have been prescribed many other drugs which are costly to me and do not work as well. Can you please tell me why I cannot receive this medication, THANK YOU

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