Halcion is a prescription medicine used to treat the symptoms of Insomina. Halcion may be used alone or with other medications.
Halcion belongs to a class of drugs called Sedative/Hypnotics.
It is not known if Halcion is safe and effective in children.
What are the possible side effects of Halcion?
Halcion may cause serious side effects including:
- unusual changes in mood or behavior,
- memory loss (amnesia),
- depression, and
- suicidal thoughts
Get medical help right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.
The most common side effects of Halcion include:
- daytime drowsiness (or during hours when you are not normally sleeping),
- loss of coordination,
- headache, and
- tingly or prickly feeling on your skin
Tell the doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of Halcion. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
t is important to individualize the dosage of HALCION Tablets for maximum beneficial effect and to help avoid significant adverse effects.
The recommended dose for most adults is 0.25 mg before retiring. A dose of 0.125 mg may be found to be sufficient for some patients (e.g., low body weight). A dose of 0.5 mg should be used only for exceptional patients who do not respond adequately to a trial of a lower dose since the risk of several adverse reactions increases with the size of the dose administered. A dose of 0.5 mg should not be exceeded.
In geriatric and/or debilitated patients the recommended dosage range is 0.125 mg to 0.25 mg. Therapy should be initiated at 0.125 mg in these groups and the 0.25 mg dose should be used only for exceptional patients who do not respond to a trial of the lower dose. A dose of 0.25 mg should not be exceeded in these patients.