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Halcion Dosage

Generic name: triazolam
Drug class: Benzodiazepines

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.


Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  TAB: 0.25 mg

Insomnia, short-term tx

[0.25 mg PO qhs]
Max: 0.5 mg/day; Info: start 0.125 mg PO qhs, max 0.25 mg/day in elderly pts; use lowest effective dose, shortest effective tx duration; taper dose gradually to D/C

*Minimal sedation, procedural

[0.25-0.5 mg PO x1]
Start: 1h prior to procedure; Info: for dental procedures; give 0.125 mg PO x1 in elderly or sensitive pts

Renal dosing

[no adjustment]
renal impairment: no adjustment
HD/PD: no adjustment; no supplement

Hepatic dosing

[adjust dose amount]
hepatic impairment: start 0.125 mg qhs



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