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Generic Sonata - Halcion Side Effects

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  • Generic Sonata
    Currently, there are two strengths of generic Sonata available on the market. This page on the eMedTV site offers a list of manufacturers for the generic versions and describes how the FDA rates generic Sonata.
  • Generic Zolpimist
    Zolpimist (zolpidem oral spray) is not available in generic form at this time. This article from the eMedTV archives talks more about the possibility of generic Zolpimist and describes the difference between a generic medicine and a "generic name."
  • Halceon
    Halcion is a prescription drug used to treat insomnia. This eMedTV segment explains how Halcion works, lists available strengths of the drug, and describes the factors that may affect your dosage. Halceon is a common misspelling of Halcion.
  • Halcion
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Halcion for the short-term treatment of insomnia. This eMedTV article covers general information on Halcion, including how it works, potential side effects, and tips on when and how to take the medication.
  • Halcion Abuse
    Halcion is a type of drug that can become addictive if used for long periods of time or in high doses. This eMedTV page describes some signs of Halcion abuse (such as hallucinations and seizures) and explains what to do if you are addicted to Halcion.
  • Halcion and Alcohol
    It is generally recommended that you not take alcohol and Halcion together. This portion of the eMedTV site outlines some of the complications that can occur if you drink alcohol while taking Halcion and covers what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Halcion and Breastfeeding
    It is not known if Halcion passes through a woman's breast milk. Therefore, as this eMedTV page explains, it is generally recommended that women avoid Halcion when breastfeeding. This page offers more information on Halcion and breastfeeding.
  • Halcion and Pregnancy
    Because of the serious risks to the unborn child, you should not take Halcion if you are pregnant. This eMedTV article discusses the results of studies involving Halcion and pregnancy and explains what to do if you are pregnant and taking Halcion.
  • Halcion Dosage
    The Halcion dosing amount your doctor prescribes is based on several factors, such as your age and weight. This eMedTV page explains that, typically, the recommended Halcion dosage is 0.25 mg at bedtime. This page also offers tips on taking the drug.
  • Halcion Drug Interactions
    Narcotics, antidepressants, and oral contraceptives are a few of the drugs that can interact with Halcion. This eMedTV page lists other medications that can cause Halcion drug interactions, and describes how these interactions can lead to problems.
  • Halcion for Insomnia
    Healthcare providers prescribe Halcion for the short-term treatment of insomnia. This eMedTV selection gives a brief overview of using this benzodiazepine for this purpose and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • Halcion Overdose
    It is possible to overdose on Halcion. This eMedTV resource highlights some of the potential symptoms of a Halcion overdose (such as breathing problems and seizures) and also describes possible treatment options that are available.
  • Halcion Side Effects
    Drowsiness, headaches, and nausea are among the most common Halcion side effects. This selection from the eMedTV Web site outlines common and rare side effects seen with this drug, as well as those that may require immediate medical attention.
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