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Triazolam Effects

Triazolam is known to have many effects i.e. allergic reactions, addiction e.t.c. In case you notice any severe effects, you must stop taking Triazolam immediately and seek medical attention. Below are some allergic reaction signs that should not be ignored i.e. hives accompanied with difficulty in breathing; face, tongue, lip or throat swelling e.t.c.

Serious Triazolam side effects

In case you notice the below Triazolam side effects, you must consult your doctor immediately. These side effects include; shallow or weak breathing, rapid heartbeats, slurred speech, confusion, unusual behaviour or thoughts, agitation, aggression, suicide thoughts, restlessness, abnormal muscle movements i.e. jaw, eyes, neck or tongue movements, unusual weakness, easy bruising, pale skin, flu symptoms, chills, fever, urination problems, nausea, stomach pain, yellow skin or eyes e.t.c.

Less serious Triazolam side effects

These side effects include; daytime drowsiness, amnesia, poor coordination, muscle weakness, lack of balance, burning, numbness, pain, tingly feeling, blurred vision, depression mood, headaches, nervousness, irritability, excitement, stomach discomfort, vomiting, stomach discomfort increased thirst or dry mouth. It is important to note that there might be other less serious Triazolam side effects. It is therefore important to consult your doctor for advice.

Nervous system effects

Triazolam has many common nervous system effects that include; dizziness, drowsiness and headaches. According to studies, these side effects occur in 8 to 14 percent of all Triazolam patients. Other common Nervous system effects include; confusion, hyper-excitability, ataxia and amnesia. Transient global amnesia and Anterograde amnesia are also common Nervous system effects in patients undergoing Triazolam therapy.

Triazolam is also known to cause psychomotor impairment and sedation especially among the elderly patients as compared to younger patients. This is because of reduced plasma clearance which increases sensitivity. Anterograde amnesia which is common during Triazolam therapy is common in approximately half of all psychiatric patients undergoing treatment with high Triazolam doses i.e. 2 mg every night.

Incidents of anterograde amnesia are however lower for doses usually administered for insomnia. While numerous reports may suggest that the effects of impairment of psychomotor and residual sedative effects may occur, other studies do not support this findings. It is also important to note that seizure cases have been common among patients using Triazolam. Also, some studies have indicated that Triazolam affects steadiness 1 to 2 hours after administration.

Psychiatric effects

It is important to note that the effect which Triazolam has on adverse behavioural effects has not yet been established fully i.e. it is still controversial. Studies done with the intention of establishing psychiatric effects of Triazolam suggested that all adverse behavioural reactions were reported 22 - 99 times were more prevalent with Triazolam therapy other than temazepam therapy in regards to insomnia. An increased frequency was noted on adverse behavioural effects in elderly Triazolam patients taking high doses of Triazolam. The proposed methodology behind this study has however been questioned in that adverse effects don't necessarily correlate with incidences of adverse effects.

Other reports and studies have concluded there being existence of any evidence supporting the fact that Triazolam therapy poses higher risks of adverse behavioural effects compared to other benzodiazepines such as temazepam. Some of the most common Psychiatric effects that have been associated with Triazolam include; amnesia, confusion, bizarre behaviour i.e. acts of violence, agitation, aggressiveness, anxiety, paranoia, depression, hallucinations and secondary mania.

Other Triazolam effects

Other Triazolam side effects include; pharmacologic effects tolerance and withdrawal symptoms especially after fast tapering or abrupt cessation of Triazolam. Triazolam withdrawal symptoms include; restlessness, agitation, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, convulsions, delirium, abdominal cramps, tremor, vomiting, blurred vision and sweating. Triazolam is also associated with rebound insomnia which is worsening sleep as a result of cessation of therapy. This is commonly associated with daytime anxiety which is also a common Triazolam side effect.

Gastrointestinal Triazolam side effects

Examples of such side effects include vomiting and nausea. It is however important to note that these side effects are rare.

Respiratory Triazolam side effects

According to studies, Triazolam increases the duration of sleep apnea by lowering oxygen saturation in apneic patients. Another respiratory side effect includes; respiratory depression. It is important to note that this is also a very rare side Triazolam side effect.

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