HALCION- triazolam tablet
Pharmacia and Upjohn Company
Read this Medication Guide before you start taking HALCION and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or treatment. You and your doctor should talk about the SEDATIVE-HYPNOTIC when you start taking it and at regular checkups.
After taking a SEDATIVE-HYPNOTIC, you may get up out of bed while not being fully awake and do an activity that you do not know you are doing. The next morning, you may not remember that you did anything during the night. You have a higher chance for doing these activities if you drink alcohol or take other medicines that make you sleepy with a SEDATIVE-HYPNOTIC. Reported activities include:
What are SEDATIVE-HYPNOTICS?
SEDATIVE-HYPNOTICs are sleep medicines. SEDATIVE-HYPNOTICS are used in adults for the treatment of the symptom of trouble falling asleep due to insomnia.
HALCION is not indicated for use in children.
Elderly patients are especially susceptible to dose related adverse effects when taking HALCION.
HALCION is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep HALCION in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away HALCION may harm others, and is against the law. Tell your doctor if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.
Who should not take HALCION?
Do not take HALCION if you are allergic to anything in it. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in HALCION.
SEDATIVE-HYPNOTICS may not be right for you. Before starting SEDATIVE-HYPNOTICS, tell your doctor about all of your health conditions, including if you:
Tell your doctor about all of the medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Medicines can interact, sometimes causing side effects. Do not take SEDATIVE-HYPNOTICS with other medicines that can make you sleepy.
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.
HALCION should not be taken with some drugs including ketoconazole, itraconazole, nefazodone ritonavir indinavir, nelfinavir, saquinavir and other HIV protease inhibitors.
How should I take HALCION?
What are the possible side effects of SEDATIVE-HYPNOTICS?
Serious side effects of SEDATIVE-HYPNOTICS include:
Call your doctor right away if you have any of the above side effects or any other side effects that worry you while using the SEDATIVE-HYPNOTIC.
Common side effects of HALCION include:
These are not all the side effects of SEDATIVE-HYPNOTICS. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store HALCION?
General Information about SEDATIVE-HYPNOTICS
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about HALCION. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about HALCION that was written for healthcare professionals.
If you would like more information, contact 1-800-879-3477
What are the ingredients in HALCION?
Active Ingredient: Triazolam
Inactive Ingredients: 0.25 mg tablet: cellulose, corn starch, docusate sodium, FD&C Blue No. 2, lactose, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, sodium benzoate.
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. April 2014
This product's label may have been updated. For current full prescribing information, please visit www.pfizer.com.