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Triazolam : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Triazolam with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Triazolam is a benzodiazepine, prescribed as a sedative to treat severe insomnia.

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Triazolam Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit Juice: Grapefruit juice increases the plasma drug concentration of triazolam in the body.

Triazolam Interactions with Alcohol

Alcohol adds to the effects of triazolam on central nervous system resulting in excessive drowsiness and decreased motor skills. You must avoid alcohol with triazolam, particularly when you need to be alert.
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How to Take the Medication -

Triazolam is available as a tablet. It's better to take it at bedtime but not with or shortly after a meal as it may not work well if you take it with food. After taking this drug, you must sleep for 7-8 hours. If you feel any changes in your thinking or behavior, call your doctor immediately. Follow the exact instructions from your doctor. Do not double the dose and do not stop the drug suddenly without talking to your doctor. When you start taking triazolam, your doctor will provide you a sheet with information on the drug. Read it carefully and clarify your doubts if any.
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