Drug and alcohol helpline


Triazolam is a medication that belongs to the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. It is primarily prescribed for the short-term treatment of insomnia, a sleep disorder characterised by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

Triazolam works by enhancing the effects of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain, which helps to induce sleep and promote relaxation. It has a rapid onset of action and a relatively short duration of effect.

Due to its sedative and hypnotic properties, triazolam should only be taken immediately before bedtime. It is not recommended for long-term use as it may lead to dependence and tolerance. The duration of treatment with triazolam is typically limited to a few weeks.

Common side effects of triazolam include drowsiness, dizziness, headache, memory impairment, and coordination difficulties. It may also cause more serious side effects such as respiratory depression, paradoxical reactions, and withdrawal symptoms if stopped abruptly after prolonged use.

Triazolam should be taken exactly as prescribed by a healthcare professional. It is important to avoid alcohol and other CNS depressants while taking triazolam, as they can enhance its sedative effects and increase the risk of side effects.

If you have any specific questions or concerns about triazolam or its use, it is recommended to consult with your healthcare provider or pharmacist. They can provide you with personalised information and guidance based on your individual needs and circumstances.

Call us now