What is Triazolam?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Triazolam is a benzodiazepine used for short-term treatment of insomnia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 36 26
Difficulty staying asleep 12 12
Sleeplessness 8 7
Unrefreshing or poor sleep 2 1
Difficulty falling asleep 1 2

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 6
Mild 5
None 20

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Triazolam

Side effect Patients
Rebound insomnia 2
Accidental fall 1
Anticipatory anxiety 1
Dry mouth 1
Insomnia 1
Short term effect (wears off too soon) 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Triazolam

Dosage Patients
0.5 mg daily 2
0.125 mg daily 1
2 0.25mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Triazolam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 11
Doctor's advice 11
Other 6
Side effects too severe 5
Course of treatment ended 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Expense 1
Personal research 1
See all 27 patients who've stopped taking Triazolam

Duration

Currently taking Triazolam

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Triazolam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 28
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 25
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 7
< $25 14
Not specified 10

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Triazolam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 3
Temazepam (Restoril) 2
asenapine (Saphris) 1
Citalopram (Celexa) 1
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Triazolam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 2
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Flurazepam (Dalmane) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Triazolam

Aug 5, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleeplessness)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Do not sleep at all any night without medication, can go days without sleep)
  • Side effects
    Mild ("Hang-over" the next morning that goes away gradually., hangover effect in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2012 (Started May 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 9, 2010 (Started Jun 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I found it easy to fall asleep but could not stay asleep all night.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 8, 2010 (Started Jun 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After using this for almost one year I think that it is not helpful anymore. I have been taking the highest dose that my doctor told me that I could.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 24, 2010 (Started Jun 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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