How Does Triazolam Work?

The Triazolam is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia , and if the problem is associated with difficulty falling asleep, whether manifested as difficult to sleep continuously.

How does Triazolam work?

Triazolam is a benzodiazepine . It works by reducing brain activity, promoting sleep.

How is Triazolam taken?

Triazolam is taken orally . Generally it must be taken as needed before going to sleep, on a strictly empty stomach.

In the event that the doctor prescribes its regular intake, it must never be stopped suddenly: on pain of the appearance of unpleasant side effects.

Side effects of Triazolam

If you wake up too early after taking Triazolam, you may experience memory problems.

Other possible adverse effects are:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • feeling light-headed
  • headache
  • coordination difficulties
  • nervousness
  • skin tingling
  • nausea
  • He retched

It is important to contact your doctor immediately if the treatment is associated with:

  • rash
  • urticaria
  • itch
  • swelling of the eyes, face, lips , tongue or throat
  • choking sensation
  • breathing difficulties or swallowing
  • hoarseness

Contraindications and warnings on the use of Triazolam

Triazolam can interfere with the ability to drive and operate dangerous machinery . This side effect can be aggravated by alcohol , which must not be taken at the same time as the drug. Also, during the treatment you should not eat grapefruit or drink the juice.

The drug should be effective within 7-10 days, otherwise it is good to talk to the doctor. It is necessary to ask for a consultation even if you intend to continue taking it for more than 2-3 weeks. It is also important to inform the doctor:

  • of any allergies to the active substance, its excipients or any other drug;
  • of the other medicines, phytotherapics and supplements you are taking, in particular other sleeping medicines, antifungals, medicines for HIV or AIDS, Nefazodone, Amiodarone, antibiotics, antidepressants, antihistamines, calcium channel blockers, Cyclosporine, Ergotamine, H2 antagonists, hormonal contraceptives, Isoniazid, anxiolytics, psychotropic drugs, pain relievers, anticonvulsants, muscle relaxants, sedatives, SSRIs, tranquilizers, anti-cold and antiallergic drugs;
  • if you have ever abused alcohol or medicines or if you have ever used drugs ;
  • if you have ever had suicidal thoughts ;
  • if you suffer (or have suffered) from diseases that impair respiratory capacity, depression, psychiatric diseases, sleep apneas, seizures or liver or kidney diseases;
  • if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .

It is also important to inform surgeons and dentists about ongoing Triazolam treatments.

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