Triazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine hypnotic working by binding to GABA receptors to depress the central nervous system, hence used for insomnia.
Triazolam is taken as oral tablets just before bedtime, preferably a considerable period after food for it to work better, in the short-term to prevent the development of dependence. The dose is dependent on the extent of insomnia.
0.25-0.5 mg daily at bedtime.
0.125-0.25 mg daily at bedtime.
0.125-0.5 mg daily at bedtime.
Common dosing schedule:
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Triazolam may interact with:
Triazolam may interact with many other medications. Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Triazolam is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Triazolam in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.