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- What is triazolam, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for triazolam?
- Is triazolam available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for triazolam?
- What are the side effects of triazolam?
- What is the dosage for triazolam?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with triazolam?
- Is triazolam safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about triazolam?
What is triazolam, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Triazolam is a drug that is used to promote sleep in individuals who have difficulty sleeping (insomnia). It is in the benzodiazepine family of drugs, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), and others. Insomnia is believed often to be the result of anxiety, a state in which the brain is excessively active. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a substance produced in the brain which inhibits (slows down) nerves and many of the activities of the brain. Triazolam and other benzodiazepines enhance the effects of GABA and thereby reduce activity in the brain and promote sleep. Triazolam was approved by the FDA in 1982.
What brand names are available for triazolam?
Is triazolam available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes
Do I need a prescription for triazolam?
What are the side effects of triazolam?
The most common side effects of triazolam are:
Other side effects include:
- "hangover" effects,
- increased dreaming,
- loss of memory,
- lightheadedness or fainting spells,
- mood changes,
- aggressive behavior,
- movement difficulty,
- staggering or jerky movements,
- muscle cramps, and
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