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USES: This medication is used to treat insomnia (sleeping disorders).
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This medication is used to treat insomnia (sleeping disorders).
- You may experience sleeping difficulties the first one or two nights after stopping this medication.
- Be aware of this effect.
- If the problem continues, contact your doctor.
- Elderly persons are usually more sensitive to the effects of this medication.
- Use cautiously.
- Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
Halcion (triazolam) 0.25 mg
Halcion 5 mg
HALCION 0.125MG TABLETS
- Take this medication 15 to 30 minutes before bedtime as directed.
- Take this with food or milk if stomach upset occurs.
- Do not suddenly stop taking this medication without first consulting your doctor if you have been taking this for some time.
- It may be necessary to gradually decrease the dose.
- Take this exactly as prescribed.
- Do not increase the dose or take this for longer than prescribed.
- Tolerance may develop with long-term or excessive use making it less effective.
- Stomach upset, blurred vision, headache, dizziness, depression, impaired coordination, trembling, nightmares, weakness, memory loss, hangover effect (grogginess) or clouded thinking may occur.
- If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly.
- Report promptly any mental confusion or seizures.
- Very unlikely but report promptly any rapid heartbeat, yellowing eyes or skin or fever.
- In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately.
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
- To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly.
- Also limit your intake of alcoholic beverages which will aggravate these effects.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing kidney disease, liver disease, a history of drug dependence, depression, breathing problems, apnea, seizures or if you have any allergies.
- This medication must not be used during pregnancy.
- If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.
- It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk.
- Consult your doctor before you breast-feed.
- Take your dose at or near bedtime.
- If you miss a dose, do not take it if it is near the time for your next dose.
- Instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
- Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including any medication for depression or seizures, narcotic pain relievers or sedatives.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
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