In order for Halcion to work properly, you must take it as prescribed. Typically, the recommended Halcion dosage for treating insomnia is 0.25 mg at bedtime. For elderly people or smaller people, the recommended Halcion dose is 0.125 mg at bedtime. Because Halcion is only intended for short-term use, it should generally not be used for more than 7 to 10 days.
Halcion Dosage: An IntroductionThe dose of Halcion® (triazolam) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Your age and weight.
As is always the case, do not adjust your Halcion dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Halcion Dosage for Insomnia
For most people, the recommended Halcion dose for insomnia treatment is Halcion 0.25 mg at bedtime (just before trying to go to sleep). For elderly people or smaller people, the recommended dose is lower, Halcion 0.125 mg at bedtime.
In rare circumstances, your healthcare provider may need to increase your dose up to Halcion 0.5 mg at bedtime, although most people do well on a lower dose.
It is important to remember that Halcion is intended only for short-term use. Use beyond 7 to 10 days is usually considered inappropriate.
General Halcion Dosage InformationSome considerations for people taking Halcion include the following:
- Halcion comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth at bedtime.
- Take Halcion just before you are ready to fall asleep; it works rather quickly.
- Halcion can be taken with or without food. If Halcion bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Halcion may cause serious problems if you take it at higher doses or for a longer period of time than your healthcare provider recommends (see Halcion Abuse).