Halcion Side Effects

Some of the most common side effects seen with Halcion include drowsiness, headaches, and dizziness. While most reactions to the drug are minor and do not require medical attention, you should notify your healthcare provider immediately if you experience serious side effects, such as hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, or signs of an allergic reaction.

An Introduction to Halcion Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Halcion® (triazolam). However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience problems. 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 are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Halcion. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Common Side Effects of Halcion

Halcion has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which the side effects reported by a group of people taking the drug are documented and then compared to another group not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
 
In these studies, the most common Halcion side effects included:
 
  • Drowsiness -- in up to 14 percent of people
  • Headaches -- up to 9.7 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 7.8 percent
  • Nervousness -- up to 5.2 percent
  • Lightheadedness -- up to 4.9 percent
  • Coordination problems -- up to 4.6 percent
  • Nausea or vomiting -- up to 4.6 percent.
     

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