Halcion Overdose

The effects of a Halcion overdose will vary, depending on several factors, such as the dosage that was taken and whether it was taken with other drugs. Some symptoms of a Halcion overdose can include coordination problems, breathing problems, or seizures. If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may administer certain medications (such as flumazenil, an antidote for a Halcion overdose) or "pump the stomach."

An Introduction to Halcion Overdose

Halcion® (triazolam) is a medication that is used to treat insomnia. As with all medicines, it is possible for a person to overdose on Halcion. The specific effects of a Halcion overdose will vary, depending on a number of factors, including how much Halcion was taken and whether it was taken with any other medicines, alcohol, or street drugs.

Symptoms of a Halcion Overdose

If a person takes too much Halcion, the symptoms can vary. Some commonly reported symptoms of a Halcion overdose include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Coordination problems
  • Slurred speech
  • Coma
  • Breathing problems
  • Seizures
  • Loss of life.
Life-threatening overdose symptoms are more likely if Halcion is combined with alcohol or other medications, especially other medications that affect the brain.

Treatment for a Halcion Overdose

The treatment for a Halcion overdose will vary. If the Halcion overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may use certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." Flumazenil (Romazicon®), an antidote for a benzodiazepine overdose, may be helpful. Treatment also involves supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. For example, supportive treatment options may include:
  • Fluids through an intravenous line (IV)
  • Other treatments based on the complications that occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Halcion.

Halcion for Insomnia

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