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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Suh
Dr. Erik Suh answered
23 years experience Family Medicine
Warning: Depending on how long you have been using temazepam, you may experience either withdrawal symptoms or have a rebound insomnia when you stop this medic ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Since you do not mention of the dose you are taking, it is best you discuss how to taper off of this med with the doctor who is prescribing it.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Codeine Temazepam: This really depends on whether you have been on these medications for a long time or not. Also knowing the doses makes no difference as the medication ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Can stop respiration: Temazapam 600mg is 20 times more than average dose prescribed. This dosage can cause respiratory depression, hypotension and death.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Ativan (lorazepam): can be used to managed status epilepticus (uncontrolled back to back seizures in the hospital setting) One must be prepared to intubate the person rec ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
No: It's is a minor tranquilizer--for Effexor (venlafaxine) discontinuance symptoms the best is take a small (37.5) of effexor (venlafaxine).
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes, but not as bad: Tranxene (clorazepate) is a very long-acting benzodiazepine. The general rule is: the longer acting, the less withdrawal (like methodone withdrawal is ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Meant for short term: Use. There are a number of side effects of this medication and you should not take alcohol while you on this drug. See this site for more information ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Eventually: Depending on how long Klonopin (clonazepam) was taken, & at what dose, there may be withdrawal & rebound insomnia when it's stopped. It's usually bet ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Work w/your doctor: For this question, it's best to work with your own physician so that you and s/he can be on the same page together. You need to be followed so that h ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
A stated-warning: Possible seizure activities due to abrupt withdrawal of xanax (alprazolam) (hypnotic class of med) is clearly stated in the drug-label for this med. I ... Read More
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A 85-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience Psychiatry
Insomnia: Withdrawal symptoms are typically the opposite of what the medication is intended to do. You may have insomnia if you stop Lunesta (eszopiclone) abru ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Restoril (temazepam): This drug last multiple hours in your body and become tolerant to its effects, so sedation and a loss of energy with fatigue and a type of dependency ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
They differ: Klonopin (clonazepam) is longer acting but takes just slightly longer to start working. Ativan works quicker but clears from your system quicker then ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Yes it can: All benzodiazepine drugs can CAUSE paradoxical symptoms which they are also designed to treat. These should subside within 1-3 days after stopping th ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
51 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: For many people it can be addictive. For others it's fine.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
30 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: In theory Prozac (fluoxetine) is a long acting medication that takes weeks to completely get out of the body so that would make one less likely to exp ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Do you mean stopping: cold turkey? If so, you could become very ill. Please don't do that.
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience Psychiatry
Consult: Please consult with your prescribing physician so you can collaborate on when to start or stop medications. Your symptoms and side effects should be e ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Insomnia.: That does not mean it is permanent. To get back on track use good sleep hygiene. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including week ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Review with doctor: Klonopin and Restoril (temazepam) are similar chemically, sedating, anti-anxiety. Better to take one or the other. However, discuss with prescribing d ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Seizure Risk: Klonopin is long acting 12 hours. Ativan is short acting 4-6 hours. If the dosing is not correct you can always get a break through seizure. It depen ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
47 years experience Psychiatry
Not fun: Usually the strategy is to slowly taper off the benzo and use a long-acting one, and sometimes it's really, really slow. Here's a trick i sometimes su ... Read More
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