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Information on Triazolam

It is a medication which belongs in the group of benzodiazepines and it affects certain unbalanced chemical which are responsible for numerous sleep problems including insomnia.

Triazolam can sometimes trigger certain severe types of allergic reactions. If a person experiences any of the symptoms associated with such types of allergic reactions, immediate medical attention must be sought at once. The signs and symptoms may include hives, swollen throat, difficulty breathing, swollen lips and swollen face.

The medicine should be taken only when a person intends to get several hours of continuous sleep. The medication puts a person to sleep very quickly. Sometimes a person may have no recollection of certain activities that took place. If this happens, the person should stop taking triazolam immediately. Those who are allergic to benzodiazepines should avoid using triazolam.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should also avoid using this type of medication. Those who suffer from breathing problems, alcoholism, glaucoma, drug addictions, kidney disease, suicidal thoughts, liver disease, depression or myasthenia gravis should also avoid taking triazolam.

If taken with alcohol, this medication may sometimes lead to fatal overdose. Triazolam can only be obtained with a prescription because it may lead to the development of a habit.

Side Effects of Triazolam

Triazolam can trigger certain side effects that affect the nervous system, and those usually include drowsiness, psychomotor impairment, dizziness, sedation, headache, transient global amnesia, sleep disturbances, anterograde amnesia, hangover symptoms, ataxia, hyperexcitability and confusion. There are also certain rare cases which included seizures.

This type of medication is also known for trigger certain types of psychiatric side effects as well. It can be associated with several adverse behavioral effects. Other side effects may include confusion, hallucinations, amnesia, secondary mania, bizarre behavior, paranoia, acts of violence, anxiety, aggressiveness, depression and agitation.

Triazolam withdrawal symptoms are numerous and they may include agitation, sweating, restlessness, vomiting, anxiety, blurred vision, psychosis, abdominal cramps, delirium, tremor and convulsions.

Sometimes, the sleep can be worsened when the therapy gets ceased. This medication can also be associated with certain side effects of the gastrointestinal system in the human body and those usually include vomiting and nausea. Side effects of the respiratory tract may or may not include respiratory depression and noncardiogenic pulmonary edema.

There is one case reported of distal necrosis which ended with the death of the patient due to the inta-arterial injection of the medicine. Hepatic side effects include fatal intrahepatic cholestasis, while ocular side effects include rare cases of photic maculopathy.

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