A recent study from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices identified 31 drugs that are disproportionately linked with reports of violence towards others.
At number seven on their list was the drug triazolam, also known as Halcion. Triazolam is a benzodiazepine that's often used to treat insomnia. It was found to be 8.7 times more likely to be linked with violence than other drugs.
Of course, all medicines comes with their own risks and potential side-effects. In Ireland, benzodiazepines were implicated in almost a third of all drug poisoning deaths between 1998 and 2007.
Make sure you're aware of all the risks when deciding which insomnia medication is right for you.
Source: PloS ONE
Last updated: March 4, 2011