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what is the main difference between restoril (temazepam) and xanax (alprazolam)?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
XANAX (alprazolam) & TEMAZEPAM: Xanax (alprazolam) (alpraolam) is a benzodiazepine and is used for anxiety, depression & panic attacks. Temazepam is also a benzodiazepine & is also used for anxiety and, in addition, for insomnia.
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
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Dr. Edward Zabawski
25 years experience Dermatology
The main difference between the two is how long they stay in your system and have an effect. Temazepam stays in much longer, which is why it is used for sleep. Xanax is the newer drug, and is short acting, intended primarily for anxiety.
Jul 23, 2015

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