Oral Sedation Instructions – Triazolam (Halcion)
For your safety, these instructions should be strictly followed.
- Take the Triazolam (Halcion) as prescribed one and a half hours prior to your appointment time.
- Please arrive to the office at least 1 hour prior to your appointment time.
- Bring any remaining tablets with you.
- You are welcome to bring a book to read while you wait, and your favorite music playlist to listen during the procedure.
Eating and Drinking
- Stop eating and drinking three hours before your appointment time.
- NO CAFFEINE (coffee, tea, sodas, etc.) for 6 hours before or after taking this medication.
- Avoid grapefruit in the hours before and after taking Triazolam (Halcion).
Changes in Health History or Medications
- Please notify our staff ahead of time about any changes in your health or medications.
Designate a Driver / Companion
- A responsible adult should be with you from the time that you take the medication until you recover from the effect of the medication.
- You should be supervised at all times, and should not go up or down stairs unattended.
- These instructions should be read by your driver / companion before you take your medication.
- Please wear loose clothes so we can place a blood pressure cuff.
- Avoid colored nail polish or fake nails on at least two fingers so we can attach a pulse oximeter monitoring device.
After Your Appointment
- You may be sleepy and lethargic for the rest of the day.
- You should be attended and not left alone for the next hours after the appointment regardless of your apparent level of alertness.
- Take your regular prescription medications, unless otherwise advised by your physician or by Dr. Ronderos.
Alcohol and Recreational Drugs
- Taking street drugs or alcohol together with the sedative that we prescribed could lead to serious, potentially life threatening, complications.
Activity After Appointment
- Under NO circumstances may you drive or operate potentially hazardous equipment for the next 12 hours after the appointment or until the effects of the medication have completely subsided.
- Your judgment may be impaired during the next hours after taking the medication; do not make critical decisions until fully recovered.
- A responsible person should be with you until you are fully recovered. This person should walk you by the arm to prevent a fall.
- If you have any questions contact our office at (650) 595-5083.
- If you or your companion feels that you have any signs that warrant professional evaluation and are unable to reach us, call 911.