The documented risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Halcion is a benzodiazepine antianxety drug. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration warns that benzodiazepines can bring about hostility, as well as physical dependence. Halcion is also known as Triazolam.
To see the total figures from IQVia on the number of people taking antianxiety drugs in the U.S., click here.
Please note: No one should attempt to get off of psychiatric drugs without a doctor’s supervision. To help find medical practitioners in your area, click here.
Also, read the FDA’s Halcion Medication Guide for more information. MedGuides include “the particular serious and significant public health concern that has created the need for the Medication Guide” and notes “pediatric risks.” (Note: Unfortunately, the FDA MedGuides only work on a desktop, not on a mobile device. Please complain to the FDA to make their public advisories accessible to all. 1-888-INFO-FDA or 1-888-463-6332.)
Halcion Drug Warnings:
There have been three drug regulatory agency warnings from two countries (United Kingdom and United States) on Halcion (or triazolam). These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):
2 warnings on Halcion causing allergic reactions
1 warning on Halcion causing impaired driving or sleep-driving
1 warning on Halcion causing sleep problems
1 warning on Halcion causing sleepwalking
1 warning on Halcion causing amnesia
1 warning on Halcion causing depression
1 warning on Halcion causing swelling
Halcion Drug Studies:
There have been four studies done in four countries (Canada, France, United Kingdom and United States) on Halcion (or triazolam). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):
2 studies on Halcion causing dementia
1 study on Halcion causing death or increased risk of death
1 study on Halcion causing violence
1 study on Halcion causing homicidal ideation
Adverse Reaction Reports Filed with the US FDA: There have been 548 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Halcion.
The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.
- 97 cases of suicide attempts
- 57 cases of overdose
- 52 cases of drug being ineffective
- 46 cases of intentional overdose
- 43 cases of somnolence
- 36 cases of coma
- 31 cases of having a depressed level of consciousness
- 27 cases of insomnia
- 25 cases of loss of consciousness
- 20 cases of multiple drug overdose
Documented Side Effects of Halcion:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.
Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Feeling like throat is closing
Loss of muscle coordination
Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue or throat
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This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.
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