August 11 2020

TRIAZOLAM

List of brands containing triazolam   

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active ingredient triazolam in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained on the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Indications and usage     

Triazolam belongs to the benzodiazepine family, sharing with the other members of this drugs group the hypnotic effect (sleep-inducing) and tranquilizer, but predominantly the first of both.

It is a drug with a rapid clearance, indicated for the symptomatic relief of insomnia in patients with acute problems for falling asleep or sleeping a shorter time than they should, having a major effect on the activity of the patient or causes a situation of severe physical or mental exhaustion.

This medicine is not indicated for patients who wake up early since it has a short hypnotic effect. It is a useful medicine for a limited period of time, usually not more than 7-10 days. In the case of patients with chronic insomnia, the doctor may also use it for a short period of time in some patients.

Medizzine recommends consulting your doctor if you are unsure (or you do not know) why you have been given triazolam.

Other ingredients of available commercial presentations:

Each tablet contains 0125 or 0250 mg of the active substance triazolam. The excipients include powdered cellulose, corn starch, docusate sodium, lactose, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, sodium benzoate, and colouring agents (indigo carmine and erythrosine).

Warning:

The composition of the various presentations may vary from one country to another. We recommend you consult the information provided by your local supplier.

Important information     

This medicine contains lactose. If your doctor has told you that you suffer an intolerance to certain sugars, consult him before taking it.

Before taking triazolam     

Do not use triazolam

If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to triazolam or any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product prescribed to you. If you think may be allergic, ask your doctor.

Allergy symptoms may include:

- Asthma attacks with shortness of breath, audible wheezing or rapid breathing.
- More or less sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue or elsewhere in the body. It is especially critical if it affects the vocal cords.
- Hives, itching, rash
- Anaphylactic shock (loss of consciousness, paleness, sweating, etc.).

Nor you should take this medicine:

- Patients with previous history of addiction and/or abuse of alcohol or other substances,
- Patients with a history of paradoxical reactions to alcohol or drugs tranquilizers
- Pregnant patients. Benzodiazepines may cause fetal harm when administered during pregnancy.
- Patients suffering severe breathing problems
- Patients suffering sleep apnea
- Patients suffering severe liver disease
- Patients suffering myasthenia gravis
- Patients suffering narrow-angle glaucoma not treated
- Patients who are taking nefazodone, ketoconazole, itraconazole or protease inhibitors (efavirenz, ritonavir).

Take special care with triazolam

- If you have a severe mental illness
- If you are over 65 years
- If you are a weakened patient,
- If you have any mild or moderate liver problem,
- If you are depressed or have suicidal thoughts or self-harm.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine only for you. Never give it to someone else.

If in doubt, consult your doctor.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including herbal products or drugs obtained without a prescription.

Drugs incompatible with triazolam:

- Ketoconazole and itraconazole
- Nefazodone,
- Protease inhibitors (efavirenz, ritonavir).

Drugs which interact with triazolam:

Your doctor should be informed about if you are taking any of the following medicines as they may interact with triazolam and modify its activity:

- Triazolam produces CNS depressant effects, which be added to that produced by other psychotropic medications, anticonvulsants, antihistamines, ethyl alcohol and other nervous system depressant drugs, including narcotic analgesics and anesthetics.
- Ranitidine and cimetidine (to treat gastroduodenal ulcers)
- Isoniazid
- Oral contraceptives
- Erythromycin, clarithromycin, troleandomycin, and rifampicin
- Imatinib, a drug for treating tumor processes and leukemias
- Carbamazepine, a medicine for the treatment of seizures,
- Aprepitant, a drug for postoperative vomiting
- Grapefruit juice
- Fluvoxamine, diltiazem and verapamil
- Sertraline and paroxetine
- Ergotamine, cyclosporine, amiodarone, nicardipine, and nifedipine
- Medications used to treat fungal infections

Use with food and beverages

You should not drink alcohol while on treatment with triazolam, since the drug may increase the triazolam effects, especially the sedative effect.

Grapefruit juice may interact with triazolam and increase its effects.

Pregnancy and lactation

always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy or lactation.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you think you might be pregnant or planning to become pregnant, contact your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.

Effects on pregnancy:

Benzodiazepines have been linked to birth defects if taken during the first months of pregnancy. therefore, avoid using this medicine during pregnancy.

Benzodiazepines cross the placenta and pass to the fetus. Taking benzodiazepines during the last weeks of pregnancy can lead to CNS depression or withdrawal symptoms after birth.

Women of childbearing age taking triazolam should be apprised of the potential risk to the fetus resulting from treatment with triazolam and should also know that you should consult your doctor to discontinue treatment with hypnotic if you want to get pregnant.

Effects on lactation:

There are no adequate studies in this regard in humans. However, studies in rats have shown that triazolam and its metabolites are excreted in milk. Therefore, administration of this drug is not recommended for nursing mothers.

Have not been established the efficacy and safety of use of this drug in children under 18 years.

Elderly:

The elderly are especially susceptible to the adverse effects associated with the alprazolam dose. In this age group, the drug is eliminated more slowly than in younger patients. To minimize the possibility of developing an excessive sedative effect, you should use the lowest possible dose.

Driving and using machines

Triazolam is a drug that induces sleep. Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience dizziness or if you notice that your attention and responsiveness are reduced, especially when starting treatment or when the dose is increased.

How to use triazolam     

Follow carefully instructions of use of triazolam provided from your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt. Follow the instructions of the physician in preference to those given in this website, which may be different. Ask your doctor to explain any aspect that you do not understand, contained in the instruction leaflet that comes with the medicine.

The dose and duration of treatment will be established by the doctor for each patient. In general, your doctor will recommend the lowest possible effective dose and you should not exceed ten days of treatment. Your doctor may reconsider the treatment duration and prolong it exceptionally. The risk of prolonged treatment with this substance is to create a dependency or addiction to the medicine.

The starting dose for all patients is 0125 mg triazolam, that is usually effective in most cases. If it is not effective, should be administered 0.250 mg, dose which should not be exceeded. In exceptional and serious cases, the doctor may increase this dose up to 0,500 mg as the maximum dose.

In elderly, patients suffering a liver failure or weakened, the dose should not exceed 0.125 mg. The doctor may consider in these cases the possibility of increasing this dosage when the circumstances require so and the health patient allows it.

The drug should be administered in a single dose before bedtime.

IN NO CASE, YOU SHOULD:

- Increase the dose on your own,
- Stop treatment abruptly or in advance,
- Prolonging treatment beyond what is prescribed by your doctor.
- Drink alcohol while taking triazolam

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU KNOW:

There have been cases of people who, while being treated with triazolam, have risen from bed without being fully awake, doing activities without being fully aware, including driving vehicles. These activities are capable of endangering the patient or other persons and are not remembered the following morning. These phenomena are more common in people taking alcohol or other substances that induce sleep, such as antidepressants or anxiolytics.

Do not take triazolam or other sleep medicine with other medicines without consulting your doctor.

The day after taking a sleeping medication, you may feel drowsy, depending on your individual response to the drug, the administered dose and the speed with which the drug is removed from the body. For this reason, it is important to use the lowest dose that is effective. Triazolam is rapidly eliminated from the body and causes less drowsiness than other hypnotics, but has more risk of addiction and withdrawal symptoms.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Regardless of the cause, if you take this medication, tell your doctor of any mental or behavioral changes you experience.

If you think the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

While you take triazolam     

If a doctor prescribes another medicine, tell you are taking triazolam.

Check with your doctor regularly developments of disorder that motivates the use of triazolam. Maybe there is some reason that prevented you properly receive the indicated doses and induce your doctor to erroneous conclusions about treatment.

Do not restart treatment with triazolam at your own risk without first talking to your doctor, nor encourage its use by another person, even if have the same symptoms you have. Nor is it advisable to interrupt or reduce the dose without considering the opinion of your doctor.

If you feel unwell during treatment with triazolam, immediately consult your doctor.

If you take more than you should:

Even if you feel well, immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist or go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital. Take the container with you, even if it is empty.

If you forget to take triazolam

Do not take a double dose (two doses at once) to make up for missed doses.

If you stop taking triazolam

You should not stop treatment abruptly and early, especially if your doctor has decided to prolong it. This medicine should be withdrawn gradually, according to the instructions from your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects of triazolam     

Like all medicines, triazolam can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.

The frequency of side effects is classified into:

Very common: affect 1 out of 1-10 patients
Common: affect 1 out of 10-100 patients
Uncommon: affect 1 out of 100-1.000 patients
Rare: affect 1 out of 1.000-10.000 patients
Very Rare: affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients
Incidence not known: Can not be established the true incidence from the available data

The adverse reactions of triazolam occur mainly during the first days of treatment and usually disappear in a few days.

Common side effects:

- Drowsiness, headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, feeling of pricks or pins under the skin and difficulty coordinating movements (ataxia). The day after taking triazolam still can feel drowsiness. In these cases, patients should avoid doing potentially hazardous tasks which require optimal mental alertness, for example, operating machinery or driving a vehicle.

Uncommon side effects :

- Confusion, insomnia
- Memory impairment
- Impaired vision.

Rare side effects:

- Skin rashes
- Myasthenia gravis (a disease characterized by muscle weakness).

Other side effects (incidence not known)

- Allergic reactions which sometimes can be very serious and even fatal: such as anaphylactic shock, anaphylactoid reaction, allergic edema or angioedema (hswelling of the tongue, glottis or larynx which can cause obstruction of the airways that can be fatal). They are rare.
- aggressiveness, hallucinations, somnambulism, anterograde amnesia (lack of memory for events prior to taking the drug), restlessness, agitationn, irritability delirium angry outbursts nightmares, psychosis and inappropriate behaviors
- Syncope (fainting) sedation decreased level of consciousness, speech disorders, impaired attention, and altered taste
- Respiratory depression in patients who have lung problems
- Changes in libido (sexual desire)
- Gastric discomfort
- Falls

Memory impairment:

All benzodiazepines used for inducing sleep can cause a special type of memory loss (amnesia) in which the patient is unable to remember recent events, usually occurred hours earlier. Overall, amnesia occurs during the sleep period and is not a problem, unless the patient wakes up before it disappears the effect of the drug and, especially, in the case of traveling (traveler's amnesia). This type of amnesia is more frequent with triazolam than with other benzodiazepines.

Tolerance and withdrawal syndrome:

After using triazolam daily for a few weeks, this drug can lose some of its effectiveness; In other words, you may need a higher dose to get the same hypnotic effect. The patient may also develop some degree of dependence on the drug, so the patient may notice a lack of medicine sometimes between takes and takes, which may be manifested by waking up during the latter part of the night and or be nervous, restless or anxious during the day.

This withdrawal effects can occur even when you stop taking the benzodiazepine, with treatment periods of only one week but tend to be more severe after long periods of treatment.

It may happen that insomnia occurs during the first few nights after stopping treatment, which can be even worse than before treatment begins.

In rare cases, more severe withdrawal symptoms can occur, including abdominal pain or cramps, vomiting, sweating, tremors, and more rarely, seizures.

Dependence and abuse:

All hypnotics from benzodiazepine type can lead to addiction, especially if they have been used during some weeks or at high doses. Some patients feel the need to continue taking the medication to prevent symptoms of withdrawal. The risk of addiction is higher in alcoholics or drug dependent patients, but no patient is completely free of it.

Mental disorders:

The use of drugs such as triazolam can lead to mental and behavioral changes, for example, aggressiveness extroversion confusion strange or inappropriate behavior worries hallucinations depersonalization (feeling that one is not oneself)< /span> or worsening depression, including suicidal thoughts, among others, although these symptoms may be due to previous illness.

This list does not include all adverse reactions associated with the use of triazolam, both well established as those that are under consideration or confirmation. In case you feel unwell, should immediately consult with the doctor who prescribed this medicine.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this website or in the leaflet accompanying the package, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

List of brands containing triazolam     

This page contains list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle triazolam in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained on the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Warning:

With exceptions expressly indicated, these lists do not include active principle associations with other drugs or clinical use containers.

Australia:     

HALCION 0.125 mg, 50 tablets

Brazil:     

HALCION 0.125 mg, 20 tablets
HALCION 0.250 mg, 10 tablets

Canada:     

TRIAZOLAM AA PHARMA 0.125 mg, blísters 7 tablets
TRIAZOLAM AA PHARMA 0.250 mg, blísters 7 tablets

France:     

N/A

Germany:     

HALCION 0.250 mg, 10-20 tablets

India:     

N/A

Italy:     

HALCION 125 mcg, tablets
HALCION 250 mcg, tablets
SONGAR 250 mcg, 10 capaules
SONGAR 0,375 mg/ml, oral drops
TRIAZOLAM ACTAVIS 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM ACTAVIS 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM ALMUS 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM ALMUS 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM AUROBINDO 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM AUROBINDO 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM DOC 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM DOC 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM EG 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM EG 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM GERMED 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM GERMED 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM MYLAN 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM MYLAN 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM PENSA 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM PENSA 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM RANBAXY 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM RANBAXY 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM RATIOPHARM 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM RATIOPHARM 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM SANDOZ 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM SANDOZ 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM TEVA 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM TEVA 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM ZENTIVA 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM ZENTIVA 250 mcg, tablets

Japan:     

HALCION 125 mcg, tablets
HALCION 250 mcg, tablets
HALRACK 125 mcg, tablets
HALRACK 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM CH 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM CH 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM EMEC 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM EMEC 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM JG 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM JG 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM KN 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM KN 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM NICHI-IKO 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM NICHI-IKO 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM NISSIN 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM NISSIN 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM TCK 250 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM TCK 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM TEVA 125 mcg, tablets
TRIAZOLAM TEVA 250 mcg, tablets

Mexico:     

HALCION 0.125 mg, 20 and 30 tabletas
HALCION 0.250 mg, 30 tablets

Pakistan:     

HALCION 0.250 mg, 10 tablets

Spain:     

HALCION 0.125 mg, 30 tablets

Turkey:     

N/A

United Kingdom:     

N/A

U.S.A. and Puerto Rico:     

HALCION 0.250 mg, 10 tablets
TRIAZOLAM A-S MEDICATION SOLUTIONS 0.250 mg, 6, 20 and 30 tablets
TRIAZOLAM ALPHAPHARM 0.125 mg, 10 tablets
TRIAZOLAM ALPHAPHARM 0.250 mg, 10 tablets
TRIAZOLAM APHENA PHARMA 0.250 mg, 30 and 60 tablets
TRIAZOLAM BRYANT RANCH PREPACK 0.250 mg, 1-60 tablets
TRIAZOLAM GREENSTONE 0.125 mg, 10 tablets
TRIAZOLAM GREENSTONE 0.250 mg, 10 tablets
TRIAZOLAM LAKE ERIE 0.250 mg, 2 and 30 tablets
TRIAZOLAM PD-RX PHARMA 0.250 mg, 30 tablets
TRIAZOLAM PHYSICIANS TOTAL CARE 0.125 mg, 3, 10, 30 and 100 tablets
TRIAZOLAM PHYSICIANS TOTAL CARE 0.250 mg, 6-100 tablets
TRIAZOLAM REBEL 0.125 mg, 10 and 30 tablets
TRIAZOLAM REBEL 0.250 mg, 10 and 100 tablets
TRIAZOLAM ROXANE 0.125 mg, 10 tablets
TRIAZOLAM ROXANE 0.250 mg, 10 tablets
TRIAZOLAM STAT RX USA 0.250 mg, 30, 60 and 90 tablets
TRIAZOLAM UNIT DOSE SERVICES 0.250 mg, 30 tablets

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