Halcion Side Effects

Serious Halcion Side Effects

Some side effects with Halcion, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Depression (or worsening of existing depression)
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  • Problems with balance or falling down
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Memory loss
  • Anxiety, excitation, or agitation
  • Hostility, aggression, or rage
  • Hallucinations
  • Yellowing of the whites of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, and unexplained swelling.

Rare Reactions

Some Halcion side effects occur in less than 1 percent of people taking the drug. Because these problems are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether they are actually caused by Halcion or factors unrelated to the medication.
Some of these rare side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Cramps
  • Vision problems
  • Constipation
  • Taste changes
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry mouth
  • Nightmares
  • Unusual sensations, such as numbness, burning, or tingling
  • Weakness
  • Congestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Slurred speech
  • Changes in sex drive
  • Difficulty urinating.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Halcion. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

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