Adults with insomnia may benefit from Halcion, a prescription medication that is used for the short-term treatment of insomnia (usually not more than 7 to 10 days). Halcion has several effects on the body, such as relaxing the muscles, causing drowsiness, and reducing anxiety. There are currently no universally accepted off-label Halcion uses, and the medicine is not approved for treating insomnia in children.
What Is Halcion Used For?Halcion® (triazolam) is a prescription medication that is approved for short-term insomnia treatment.
It is not unusual to have trouble sleeping from time to time. However, if you feel that you do not get enough sleep or cannot obtain satisfying sleep, you could possibly have a sleep disorder called insomnia.
Insomnia symptoms include:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
- Waking up too early in the morning
- Non-refreshing sleep.
There are several types of insomnia. The types of insomnia are often based on how long the insomnia lasts and how often it occurs. These types include:
- Acute insomnia (short-term)
- Transient insomnia (comes and goes)
- Chronic insomnia.
Short-term insomnia can last from one night to a few weeks. It is often caused by emotional or physical discomfort, and can be related to a single, specific event. About 60 million Americans each year experience insomnia.
(Click Insomnia Causes for more information.)
Halcion is approved for the short-term treatment of insomnia (usually not more than 7 to 10 days).