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Synonyms for Halcion

a form of benzodiazepine (trade name Halcion) frequently prescribed as a sleeping pill

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The list of drugs that can be adversely affected by grapefruit is too long to print here, but it includes these commonly prescribed medications: Zocor, Lipitor, Crestor, Viagra, Procardia, Cardizem, Vytorin, Valium, Halcion, Zoloft, and Ambien.
The character Harold Canterbury--and I don't mean me--is like a weirdo on a TV talk show who tells you, with all the sincerity of a drugstore Christmas card, that he had sex with his hamster, loaded up on Halcion, got drunk, and set fire to his mom.
Patients taking Sustiva should not take Hismanal (astemizole), Vascor (bepridil), Propulsid (cisapride), Versed (midazolam), Orap (pimozide), Halcion (triazolam), or ergot derivatives (for example, Wigraine and Cafergot).
I was taking Halcion tablets because I couldn't sleep and I read this article by Paul Foot saying they were a killer," says Ruth, 75.
The label change affects drugs including Zolpidem, marketed as Ambien/Ambien CR by Sanofi-Aventis; butabarbital, marketed as Butisol Sodium by Medpointe Pharmaceuticals HLC; flurazepam, marketed as Dalmane by Valeant Pharmaceuticals; quazepam, marketed as Doral by Questcor Pharmaceuticals; triazolam, marketed as Halcion by Pharmacia & Up-john Inc.
269) Similarly, in response to the publication of the first paper detailing the serious side effects of the sleeping pill Halcion in The Lancet, the pill's manufacturer convened a group of sleep researchers who sent a letter to the journal denouncing the study.
The more sedating benzodiazepines, such as Halcion and ProSom, are prescribed for short-term treatment of sleep disorders.
Often, physicians will prescribe a hypnotic, such as Restoril, Halcion, Ambien or Sonata for short-term use, usually two to three weeks.
The earlier sleep medication was triazolam, sold as Halcion.
Shapiro-Baruch (1995) described her experiences with a physician who insisted that she take a Halcion over 14 months for complaints of sleeplessness.
It is small credit to Zopaclone, which I now take (after Sodium Amytal, Mogadon, Mandrax and Halcion were, each in turn, considered too dangerous) that, come 2.
Be aware that valerian can augment the effects of barbiturates like Seconal and benzodiazepines such as Valium and Halcion.