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Don't Worry -- Triazolam Is Potent Anxiolytic


Triazolam (Halcion ® ) is a benzodiazepine that is a very potent anxiolytic. It is a strong amnestic agent, very similar to midazolam. It is good for preoperative sedation as well as intraoperative sedation. Mechanism of Action: Triazolam is a benzodiazepine receptor agonist and works by positive allosteric modulation involving the GABA A receptor and binding the benzodiazepine receptor site. Metabolism: Triazolam is broken down in the liver and has an active metabolite, alpha-hydr more...
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