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HALCION®, CIV Description (triazolam)

11 DESCRIPTION

Halcion Tablets contains triazolam, a triazolobenzodiazepine.

Triazolam is a white crystalline powder, soluble in alcohol and poorly soluble in water. It has a molecular weight of 343.21.

The chemical name for triazolam is 8-chloro-6-(o-chlorophenyl)-1-methyl-4H-s-triazolo-[4,3-α] [1,4] benzodiazepine.

The structural formula is represented below:

Chemical Structure

Each Halcion tablet, for oral administration, contains 0.25 mg of triazolam.

Inactive ingredients: cellulose, corn starch, docusate sodium, FD&C Blue No. 2, lactose, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, sodium benzoate.

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