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A 31-year-old female asked:

Is it ok to take 60mg of restoril (temazepam)?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
That is an: Extreme dose and should not really be taken. It is twice the highest recommended dose. So the answer is no, it is not ok to take. But that's just my opinion.
Dr. Robert Olsen
Psychiatry 52 years experience
More important, why?: 60 mg Restoril (temazepam) is hefty dose; and raises hte question why so much? Taken over time resistance/tolerance can occur, leading to escalating doses.Which cannot be continued indefinitely. There are other options for most people. There are recent findings that all meds in this general class, including Alprazolam , taken over a decade can have subtle long term consequences. Discuss with your md..

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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can i take 60mg of temazepam?

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Dr. Marino Molina
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
You should not: Temazepam should be use only for short term. If used longer will produce dependence and requires increasing in dose to obtain the desire effects. Going to a 60 mg dose indicates that you are taking it for some time. Go to a psychiatrist to obtain help on decreasing benzodiazepines. General physicians tend to overprescribe benzodiazepines.

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