Halcion Addiction and Abuse
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Triazolam may be used not only for acute insomnia but also circadian rhythm sleep disorders, which can include jet lag. Triazolam is very useful for rhythm disorders because of how quickly it starts working and its short half-life. Typically, taking Halcion would put someone to sleep for no more than one to two hours. It would be common for Halcion to be prescribed for patients going on short flights or prior to a procedure like an MRI or non-surgical dental work.
Some of the relatively common side effects of Halcion include drowsiness, dizziness, coordination problems and feeling lightheaded. Also possible is a sense of euphoria, changes in heart rate, confusion and memory impairment, depression and visual disturbances. Rare side effects can include dry mouth, constipation, insomnia, allergies and weakness. Even though it’s short-acting, Halcion can also cause some impairment the next day after it’s taken, often called a hangover effect.
- Unsteady walking and coordination impairment
- Slurred speech
- Concentration and memory problems
- Slow breathing
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- Taking Halcion even when there are negative consequences and side effects
- Trying unsuccessfully to stop using Halcion
- Doctor shopping for multiple prescriptions
- Stealing or forging prescriptions
- Changes in mood or extreme mood swings
- Risky decision-making or poor judgment
- Become secretive or withdrawing from friends, family and responsibilities
- Declining school or work performance
- Making drugs a priority over everything else
Over time when someone is addicted to a benzodiazepine like Halcion, it can cause serious mental and physical health complications. For example, people may experience longer-term memory problems or the risk of an overdose. Psychological symptoms can appear or become worse such as anxiety or depression. Cognitive impairment can be a long-term effect of benzodiazepine misuse. Also possible is physical dependence. Physical dependence doesn’t have to occur with addiction, but it can. Dependence means that if a person tries to stop using a medication suddenly, they will go through withdrawal.
Whenever a person is prescribed a habit-forming medication like Halcion, there are some things to keep in mind. First, patients should let their physician know if they or anyone in their family has a history of substance misuse or addiction. It’s also imperative to take habit-forming medications exactly as prescribed. Following prescription advice is one of the best ways to avoid addiction and dependence.
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