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Triazolam is a custom pharmacy drug, a sedative-hypnotic classified in the family of drugs known as benzodiazepines. It is primarily used in the treatment of insomnia. Triazolam is not intended for long-term use and should only be used for a period of up to 3 weeks.


Triazolam, like many medications, may be compounded into different forms for delivery into the body but most often it is given as a tablet. Tablets are taken at bedtime. Always follow your doctor's instructions and take this medication as directed. Be sure to ask questions if you are unclear on anything. Triazolam may cause you to become extremely sleepy almost immediately after taking it, so make sure that you are prepared to go to sleep right away when taking. Never take this drug while driving or working, etc. This drug should only be taken immediately before you plan to sleep.


Unfortunately, any medication or drug can cause some side effects. Sometimes side effects will present quickly, and then subside as your body adjusts. Other times side effects may present then linger, or worsen. Always see your doctor right away if you experience any side effects that linger or get worse. Common side effects seen with triazolam are provided below.

  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nervousness
  • Tingling Skin
  • Nausea and/or Vomiting
  • Coordination Problems

Severe Side Effects Overview:

Triazolam users may experience some severe side effects. Talk to your doctor and have him or her provide you with a detailed overview of all the possible severe side effects that could be encountered while using triazolam. If you experience anything that feels like it is severe, see your doctor immediately or get prompt medical attention. A partial list of some of the severe side effects is provided below.

  • Swelling (eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat)
  • Rash and/or Hives
  • Itching
  • Hoarseness
  • Throat Closing Feeling
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Difficulty Swallowing


If you are considering the use of triazolam, schedule a visit with your primary care doctor and have a complete physical. Never use any drug or medication without approval from your doctor.

WARNING: Do not eat grapefruit, drink grapefruit juice, or consume other grapefruit products while taking triazolam, as grapefruit is known to increase side effects in some users.

WARNING: Rarely, triazolam may cause temporary short-term memory loss in some users. To avoid this, do not take triazolam unless you have planned to sleep at least 7 to 8 hours after taking.

Triazolam is contraindicated for the following:

  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Liver Problems
  • Temporary Stops in Breathing When Sleeping
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Producing Milk and/or Breastfeeding
  • Alcohol Intoxication
  • Drug Abuse
  • Mental Disorder (loss of personality/reality)
  • Depression
  • Having Thoughts of Suicide
  • Allergy to Benzodiazepines
  • Low Level of Albumin Proteins in Blood

IMPORTANT NOTE: Triazolam may be contraindicated or inadvisable for some users due to many other medical issues, situations, diseases, conditions, drug interactions, etc. Talk with your doctor about the many potential contraindications associated with the use of triazolam.

WARNING: Triazolam may, in some users, initiate suicidal thoughts and paranoia, impair memory and judgment, and impair coordination. Additionally, combining triazolam with other substances, especially alcohol, can potentially slow down breathing and in some cases lead to death.

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