TRIAZOLAM- triazolam tablet 
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MEDICATION GUIDE

Triazolam Tablets USP CIV
(trye az’ oh lam)

Rx only

What is the most important information I should know about Triazolam tablets?

Triazolam tablets are a benzodiazepine medicine. Benzodiazepines can cause severe drowsiness, breathing problems (respiratory depression), coma and death when taken with opioid medicines. After taking triazolam tablets, you may get up out of bed while not being fully awake and do an activity that you do not know you are doing. The next morning, you may not remember that you did anything during the night. You have a higher chance for doing these activities if you drink alcohol or take other medicines that make you sleepy with triazolam tablets. Reported activities include:
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driving a car (“sleep-driving”)
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making and eating food
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talking on the phone
having sex
sleep-walking
 
Call your healthcare provider right away if you find out that you have done any of the above activities after taking triazolam tablets.
Do not take more triazolam tablets than prescribed or take triazolam tablets for longer than prescribed.

What are Triazolam Tablets?

Triazolam is a prescription medicine used in adults for the short-term treatment of a sleep problem called insomnia. Triazolam tablets are usually taken for 7 to 10 days.

Triazolam is a federal controlled substance (CIV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep triazolam tablets in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away triazolam tablets may harm others and is against the law.
It is not known if triazolam is safe and effective in children.
It is not known if triazolam is safe and effective for use longer than 2 to 3 weeks.

Do not take triazolam tablets if you:

are allergic to triazolam, other benzodiazepines, or any of the ingredients in triazolam tablets. Severe allergic reactions including swelling of the tongue or throat, trouble breathing, and throat closing have happened and may lead to death. Get medical help right away if you have an allergic reaction to triazolam tablets. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in triazolam tablets.
take antifungal medicines including ketoconazole and itraconazole
take a medicine to treat depression called nefazodone
take medicines to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 infection called protease inhibitors.

Before you take triazolam tablets, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

have a history of depression, mood problems, mental illness, suicidal thoughts or behavior
have a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction
have lung problems, breathing problems, or sleep apnea
are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
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If you become pregnant while taking triazolam tablets, talk to your healthcare provider about registering with the National Pregnancy Registry for psychiatric medicines during pregnancy. You can register by calling 1-866-961-2388 or visit https://womensmentalhealth.org/clinical-and-research-programs/pregnancyregistry/othermedications/.
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Babies born to mothers who take benzodiazepine medicines, including triazolam tablets, late in pregnancy may have symptoms of sedation, such as breathing problems, sluggishness, and low muscle tone (floppy baby syndrome), feeding problems and withdrawal symptoms.
are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if triazolam can pass through your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you take triazolam tablets.

Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Taking triazolam tablets with certain other medicines can cause side effects or affect how well triazolam or the other medicines work. Do not start or stop other medicines without talking to your healthcare provider.

How should I take triazolam tablets?

Take triazolam tablets exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
Take triazolam tablets right before you get into bed.
Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice during treatment with triazolam tablets.
Call your healthcare provider if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days of treatment with triazolam tablets. This may mean that there is another condition causing your sleep problem.
If you take too much triazolam tablets, call your healthcare provider or have somebody drive you to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

What should I avoid while taking triazolam tablets?

Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how triazolam tablets affects you.
Do not drink alcohol or take other medicines that may make you sleepy or dizzy during treatment with triazolam tablets. When taken with alcohol or medicines that cause sleepiness or dizziness, triazolam tablets may make your sleepiness or dizziness much worse.

What are the possible side effects of Triazolam Tablets?

Triazolam tablets may cause serious side effects, including:

See “What is the most important information I should know about triazolam tablets?”
Increased daytime anxiety.
Abnormal thoughts and behavior. Symptoms include more outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal, confusion, agitation, hallucinations, worsening of depression, and suicidal thoughts or actions.
Memory loss
Worsening depression. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any thoughts of suicide or dying or worsening depression.
Withdrawal symptoms. You can have withdrawal symptoms after you stop taking triazolam tablets even if you have taken it for only a week or two. The withdrawal symptoms may be more common and severe after continuous use. Withdrawal symptoms include trouble sleeping, increased symptoms of daytime anxiety or nervousness, stomach and muscle cramps, vomiting, sweating, shakiness, and seizures. You may also have a symptom called “rebound insomnia” after you stop taking triazolam tablets. Rebound insomnia can happen on the first few nights after triazolam tablets is stopped and your sleep problems may be worse than before taking triazolam tablets. Talk to your healthcare provider about slowly stopping triazolam tablets.
Abuse and dependence. Physical dependence is not the same as drug addiction. Your healthcare provider can tell you more about the differences between physical dependence and drug addiction.

The most common side effects of Triazolam tablets include:

drowsiness
dizziness
lightheadedness
difficulty with coordination

Elderly people have an increased risk of dose related side effects during treatment with triazolam tablets.

These are not all the possible side effects of triazolam tablets.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store Triazolam Tablets USP?

Store at 20º to 25°C (68º to 77°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.]
Keep Triazolam Tablets USP and all medicines out of the reach of children

General information about the safe and effective use of triazolam tablets.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use triazolam tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give triazolam to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about triazolam tablets that is written for healthcare professionals.

What are the ingredients in Triazolam Tablets USP?

Active ingredient: triazolam USP

Inactive ingredients: 0.125 mg: docusate sodium with sodium benzoate, lactose (anhydrous), magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose and pregelatinized starch; 0.25 mg: docusate sodium with sodium benzoate, FD&C Blue No. 1, lactose (anhydrous), magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose and pregelatinized starch.

Distr. by: West-Ward

Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Eatontown, NJ

For information, please call 1-800-962-8364.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Revised October 2019

Revised: 11/2019
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