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Halcion Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Halcion is one of the benzodiazepine drugs. Benzodiazepines are medications that slow down the central nervous system. Halcion is a sleep aid used to treat sleeplessness and other sleeping problems.

Halcion Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 0.25 milligram and you should be taken before bedtime.
  • Safety and effectiveness for children under the age of 18 have not been established.

Uses of Halcion

  • Halcion is a drug that is used for treating several psychiatric disorders.
  • It is also used to treat various fungal infections.

Side Effects of Halcion

Before taken Halcion medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Halcion. Side effects may include:

  • Coordination problems
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Light-headedness
  • Nausea/vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Halcion:

  • You should also be avoided alcohol and other medicines and herbs that may slow your actions and reactions.
  • If you have lung disease, then you should tell your doctor.
  • After taken this medicine, you may feel dizzy and drowsiness. So you should not be participate in any activities that require full mental alertness such as driving a car or operating machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Halcion with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Halcion with the following:

  • Amiodarone
  • Antihistamines such as Benadryl and Tavist
  • Barbiturates such as phenobarbital and Seconal
  • Cimetidine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Diltiazem

After taken Halcion if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Halcion overdose include:

  • Apnea
  • Coma
  • Confusion
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Problems in coordination
  • Seizures

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