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Synonyms for Halcion

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

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Roth started taking Halcion for chronic pain following knee surgery.
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.
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.
That's because valerian doesn't cause a hangover or impair alertness or concentration the next morning, the way Valium, Halcion, Xanax, and other prescription drugs sometimes do.
Travellers can, however, use a short-acting sedative such as triazolam, more commonly known as Halcion or temazepam.
For example, Valium, Librium, Tranxene, Centrax, Paxipam, Dalmane and Klonopin might be active for as long as 200 hours; Ativan, Xanax, Restoril and Doral are active for up to 24 hours; and Halcion and Serax, 6 to 9 hours.
They alleged that six years earlier, their daughter had committed suicide by taking an overdose of prescription drugs including Halcion.
He regularly popped the tranquilizer Halcion in order to sleep.
A classic example was when, in 1991, the tranquilliser Halcion was withdrawn with 24 hours' notice.
15, 1998, after DelTour poisoned him with a potentially legal mixture of the prescription drugs Halcion and Valium, prosecutors said.
Sato and Shinohara have been arrested and indicted for raping a female Nikko employee after inviting her to a karaoke room in Osaka's Kita Ward and spiking her drink with Halcion on March 26.
Although it doesn't seem to add to the intoxicating effects of alcohol, it may aggravate the effects of such drugs as Valium or Halcion.