Halcion is the commercial name for Triazolam which is a benzodiazepine class medication. Halcion is frequently sold as Halcion in South Africa as a prescribed drug used for insomnia related conditions.
Facts on insomnia medications
Halcion is schedule 5 psychotropic substance classed as benzodiazepine used for insomnia. This high scheduling in South Africa means that all South African medical professionals prescribing or dispensing benzodiazepines like (Halcion, Halcion) which contain Triazolam must maintain a national name registry record of prescriptions as it is controlled substance in South African legislation.
The motivation for scheduling Triazolam, Halcion and other benzodiazepine medications is because psychotropic medications like Halcion effect on the chemical makeup of the nervous system and brain and are thus capable of influencing your emotions, mind and elements of your moods, or perceptions.
Psychoactive medications like Triazolam show addictive properties (even if used as directed) and the medication may limit cognitive abilities. Thus, Halcion must only be administered as suggested by a medical doctor.
Combining Halcion with other drugs or alcohol has a significant potential to cause chain reactions that increase the chance of an overdose or even death.
What does Halcion do?
Halcion connects to receptors in your nervous system and brain. This boosts the production of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) chemicals. This can produce a deactivated effect in your brain. Triazolam is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant and it can be provided as hypnotic medication.
In that the intent of Halcion suppresses your bodies nervous system and you are able to enter more relaxed states of being. This relaxation becomes the primary drawcard for many people who live in undiagnosed or constant states of anxiety and stress inside their daily life that are the root causation of the insomnia symptoms.
Unfortunately, it will not take you long to figure out that medications work in reducing many insomnia symptoms. This is why so many individuals get dependent on Halcion while even when using it as prescribed by your doctor. The tolerance to and withdrawal cycle from Triazolam establishes itself quite rapidly thus so does the motivators to increase dosage.
Halcion used to help treat insomnia
Many patients that struggle with insomnia can find short to medium term relief in Triazolam (Halcion, Halcion) prescriptions. In many cases, benzodiazepines like Halcion are a short-term solution which should be used alongside psychotherapy and lifestyle changes to best manage the underlying causes of insomnia conditions. This may include adjustments to your sleep, mental health and diet.
Halcion is most often taken orally in a tablet or suspension form. Most modern benzodiazepines come in two options, immediate-release and extended-release. In many cases, Halcion will remain in your body for as much as 10 days or 5 “half-lives” to metabolise Triazolam from the body. Short acting benzodiazepines have a short half-life meaning that they are processed more quickly and leave your body more quickly. Conversely, long-acting benzodiazepines take longer to be metabolised by the body.
Halcion Withdrawal and Detox
Even when used as recommended, Halcion can cause emotional or physical addiction. When the addiction cycle begins, your body will need to keep taking Halcion to prevent the withdrawal symptoms. Halcion can have a potentially dangerous withdrawal so you should never try to go “cold turkey” and should seek the advice of a professional before attempting to withdrawal from Halcion. Depending on how much Halcion you have been taking, an sudden withdrawal can trigger a coma, seizure, and other potentially fatal scenarios.
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