Generic name: triazolam Brand name: Halcion Drug class: Benzodiazepines
Take this medicine only when you are getting ready for several hours of sleep. You may fall asleep very quickly after taking the medicine.
Call your doctor if your insomnia does not improve after taking Halcion for 7 to 10 nights, or if you have any mood or behavior changes. Insomnia can be a symptom of depression, mental illness, or certain medical conditions.
Do not take Halcion for longer than 10 nights in a row, unless your doctor has told you to. The first few nights after you stop taking this medicine, your insomnia symptoms may return and could be worse than before. Follow your doctor’s instructions about tapering your dose.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep track of your medicine. You should be aware if anyone is using it improperly or without a prescription.