When and How to Take HalcionSome general considerations for when and how to take the medication include the following:
- Halcion comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth at bedtime.
- Take it just before you are ready to fall asleep; it works rather quickly.
- It can be taken with or without food. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. The drug 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).
Dosing InformationThe dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age and weight
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Halcion Dosage for more information.)
Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Halcion include, but are not limited to:
(Click Halcion Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)