Oral Sedation Instructions
If you elect to use an oral sedative such as Halcion (Triazolam) you must have a ride to and from the office. Remember, we encourage you to eat prior to your surgery.
The purpose of taking this medication is to decrease anxiety prior to and during your dental treatment. It is to be used only short term. The benefit of Halcion (triazolam) is that is has a short period of effect, on average 5-6 hrs and a maximum of 6-8 hrs.
Be sure not to take other sedatives, benzodiazepines or sleeping pills with this drug. Do not drink alcohol when taking benzodiazepines. Alcohol can lower blood pressure and your breathing rate to the point of unconsciousness.
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breastfeeding, do not take this medication. Do not use if you had negative reactions to other benzodiazepines, you have a history of drug dependence, or if you are seriously depressed. Do not take if you have a history of glaucoma.
Do not drive while taking this medication.
The most common side effects with Halcion (Triazolam) are dizziness, drowsiness, headache, amnesia, and confusion.