Also known by trade names Halcion and Trilam, it possesses pharmacological properties similar to that of other benzodiazepines
, but it is generally only used as a sedative to treat severe insomnia.
Triazolam has been known to exhibit a wide range of effects: Hypnotic, Sedative, Anticonvulsant, Amnesic, muscle relaxant and Anxiolytic. One of the fastest acting benzodiazepines in the group it also has one of the fastest clearance rates (1-2 hour Half-Life
) making it an ideal sedative and sleep aid for air travel. These properties generally negate the morning drowsiness associated with the benzodiazepine group.
Warning Triazolam is Pregnancy Category X
This drug is known to have the potential to cause birth defects.