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What side effects does Triazolam (Halcion) cause?

Serious allergic side effects associated with taking triazolam may cause a swollen face, lips, tongue, and throat, making it difficult to breathe. Stop using triazolam and get immediate emergency help if this occurs.

Other serious side effects that require immediate medication attention include: weak or shallow breathing; rapid or pounding heartbeats; confusion; slurred speech; unusual thoughts or behavior, hallucinations, agitation, aggression, or thoughts of suicide or self-harm; restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck; pale skin; easy bruising or bleeding; unusual weakness; fever, chills, body aches, flu-like symptoms; problems with urination, nausea, stomach pain; low fever; loss of appetite; dark urine; clay-colored stools; or jaundice.

You can continue to use triazolam but should talk to your doctor about side effects such as daytime drowsiness, amnesia or forgetfulness, muscle weakness, lack of balance or coordination, numbness, burning, pain, tingly feeling, headache, blurred vision, depressed mood, feeling nervous, excited, or irritable, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, dry mouth, and increased thirst.

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