To decrease anxiety prior to and during your periodontal therapy, Dr. Flamme may prescribe Halcion (triazolam 0.25mg) or equivalent. It is for short-term use, lasting on average of 5 to 6 hours with a maximum of 6 to 8 hours.

Common side effects include but are not limited to: drowsiness, headache, dizziness, amnesia, confusion, inability to operate machinery or drive.



  • DO NOT take other sleeping pills, sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs with this drug.
  • DO NOT drink alcohol when taking this drug.
  • YOU MUST have a driver bring you to and take you from any appointment for which this drug is prescribed.
  • YOU MUST give the driver's name and phone number to the office staff when you arrive at the office for the appointment.
  • DO NOT take this medication if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
  • DO NOT take this medication if breastfeeding.
  • DO NOT take this medication with a history of glaucoma.
  • Do NOT take this medication if you have a history of allergic reaction to benzodiazepines or triazolam (Halcion), or are significantly depressed or drug dependent.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, contact Dr. Jeffrey L. Flamme, DMD at the Summit office (908 273 1337) or the Annandale office (908 735 4077). For emergencies during non-business hours call Dr. Flamme's cell phone (908 612 5978).