Halcion is a popular benzodiazepine medication used in the treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders. It’s classified as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant that increases gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) production in the brain. Unfortunately, despite its potential for improving the quality of someone’s life, the drug can be dangerous and cause fatal withdrawal symptoms.
Benzo drugs are efficient in treating some of the worst disorders you can experience, and it works by increasing the efficiency of GABA to facilitate relaxation. In higher doses, however, the user may experience intoxicating effects similar to alcohol consumption. When your brain adjusts to the effects of Halcion, it may result in chemical dependency that causes severe withdrawal symptoms upon cessation.
Fortunately, despite the dangers, Halcion withdrawal is treatable with the right help.
Withdrawal symptoms are dependent on the severity of chemical dependence or addiction. If you’ve been using Halcion for an extended period and stop cold-turkey, you’re likely to experience intense, and in some cases, deadly withdrawal symptoms. Severe withdrawal symptoms may include medical complications like seizures or heart failure.
Other Halcion withdrawal symptoms include:
You must understand that your experience will vary from one person to another. The timeline we share below is a general timeframe to help you prepare for what’s next. The size of your standard dose, length of time using Halcion, and method of administration will contribute to what you can expect. The longer you take Halcion, the more likely you are to experience severe symptoms early on.
Halcion can be deadly during withdrawal, and those who want to stop using the drug to save their lives are best suited to do so in medical detox. Detox is considered the most intensive level of care geared toward taking life-saving measures during the delicate process. If you’ve gone through depressant withdrawal before, you may be exposed to “kindling,” which could cause your symptoms to be more intense. You must speak to a medical professional before making a life-altering decision.
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