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When taking 45 to 60 mg of temazepam per night, how often do you recommend a drug "holiday"? My doc was not specific. I try for 1 week out of 4.

When taking 45 to 60 mg of temazepam per night, how often do you recommend a drug "holiday"?  My doc was not specific.  I try for 1 week out of 4.

Drug Holiday: That is an issue that is best left up to your doctor. Anytime a doctor is not specific or you don't understand or remember instructions then call the office and leave a message. The doctor often will not call back, but the nurse or MA should call back and give you an answer. So when you call be specific, don't say I have to talk to the doctor, ask your question, don't be embarrassed. ...Read more

Temazepam (Definition)

Temazepam (restoril) -- a benzodiazepine -- is a sedative/hypnotic used for the short-term (7-10 days) treatment of insomnia. It helps you fall asleep faster, decreases the # of times you awaken during the night, & gives you longer periods of uninterrupted sleep. It produces a calming effect. Take 30 min before bedtime. To avoid temporary memory loss, be sure to get 7-8 hrs ...Read more


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I have taken 60 mg of temazepam since 2007. It helps with sleeping and anietxy. Should i be concerned with long term memory loss.

I have taken 60 mg of temazepam since 2007. It helps with sleeping and anietxy. Should i be concerned with long term memory loss.

Your what?: Oh yes, your memory. I have 800 outpatients. Some are on that dose. I am a psychiatrist and am also a boarded sleep medicine specialist. I have been in my current practice for 21 years. I worry more about ambien, (zolpidem) because of the number of people I have seen develop amnesia on it. I have never seen anyone develop amnesia on temazepam, even at 60 mg doses. 20% of my psych patients have sleep apnea, so I am vigilant about sleeping issues in my practice. I don't think that anyone is comfortable having people on long-term benzodiazepines. However, many people simply need long-term benzodiazepine management. You do have a lot of years ahead of you. Since we really don't know the long-term liability of benzodiazepine use on the memory, it is always best whenever possible to convert to something that might be less of concern. Trazodone comes to mind as a potentially good option. Seroquel is a good sleep drug but it carries more liability long-term then temazepam. Discuss other options with your psychiatrist please. ...Read more

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Can I take 60mg of temazepam?

No: That is an exceptionally high dose. You might use it provided it was in conjunction with the prescribing doctor, who would presumably see some rare circumstance; but otherwise it would be exceedingly unwise. ...Read more

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Is 75 mg of temazepam too much?

For what?: The usual dose of temazepam is 7.5 to 30 mg at bedtime, to treat insomnia short term. So 75 mg is 2.5 times the highest recommended dose. There might be other reasons such a high dose is used, but taking this much might indicate an addiction, too. It depends on the situation. Temazepam is not approved for long-term treatment of insomnia. ...Read more

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What will 60mg of temazepam do?

Be more sedating : Then 30mg, have a greater chance of leaving you hungover the next day because of its long half-life and it can worsen sleep apnea if you have that. In fact, if you have untreated central sleep apnea it could make you stop breathing, and that means the long dirt nap if the apnea lasts long enough. Think of reggie white who died in is sleep of apnea alone, probably without the assistance of meds. ...Read more

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Please tell me about temazepam?

Restoril (temazepam): Temazepam (Restoril) is a benzodiazapine used for treating insomnia /anxiety short-term. It works by enhancing GABA in the brain. ...Read more

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How exactly does temazepam work?

How exactly does temazepam work?

Sleeping medication: Temazepam is a benzodiazepine that is sedating and can help with sleep. It is related to medications like Lorazepam and alprazolam. ...Read more

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What is it like to take temazepam?

Temazepam (Restoril): Is a benzodiazapine used for treating insomnia short-term. It works by enhancing GABA in the brain. Restoril (temazepam) Side effects may include feeling sedated, weak or dizzy. Tolerance to restoril (temazepam) is possible. Allergic reactions may occur as well as significant discontinuation symptoms. Headache, problems w sleep, disorientation or depressed mood may occur. Engaging in & not remembering complex > ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: temazepam?

Anti-anxiety: Temazepam (restoril) -- a benzodiazepine -- is a sedative/hypnotic used for the short-term (7-10 days) treatment of insomnia. It helps you fall asleep faster, decreases the # of times you awaken during the night, & gives you longer periods of uninterrupted sleep. It produces a calming effect. Take 30 min before bedtime. To avoid temporary memory loss, be sure to get 7-8 hrs of sleep after taking. ...Read more

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How much is too much of restoril (temazepam)?

How much is too much of restoril (temazepam)?

Caution: More important than absolute dose of restoril, (temazepam) which shouldn't exceed 30 mg at night, are frequency and duration of use. With daily use for over a month you can become tolerant to its benefits for sleep and anxiety, but experience withdrawal if you don't take it, so you use it to avoid withdrawal even though it no longer helps. Avoid using more than 4 nights/week; try to use for under 3 months. ...Read more

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What amount restoril (temazepam) is too much?

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Restoril (temazepam): Maximum recommended nightly dose is 30mg. If used alone for insomnia. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What will happen if you snort a 15mg temazepam?

Not a good idea.: Never a good idea to snort any medication as it is not safe. Take only as directed. ...Read more

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Will taking 50mgs of temazepam cause any damage to me?

Hopefully not: If this was a one time thing, you should be ok — perhaps very drowsy. Do not continue to use that dose unless a Dr insists and will be there to monitor you. The usual max dose is 30 mg. That's not meant for long-term use since it stops being effective and too much can kill people. Don't drink alcohol with it either! ...Read more

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What would happen to you if you overdosed on temazepam?

What would happen to you if you overdosed on temazepam?

Temazepam (Restoril): Overdose could cause marked sedation, weakness, confusion, slurring of speech, decreased heart rate, respiratory problems, seizures, coma and possibly death (especially if taken with alcohol. ...Read more

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Is temazepam 120-150 mg too much for a first time user?

Too much: Never more than 15-30mg per day. The dose you mentioned is just way too much! ...Read more

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I took 150 mg of restoril (temazepam). Will I get sick?

I took 150 mg of restoril (temazepam). Will I get sick?

Yes: The usual dose of Restoril (temazepam) is 15-30 mg. 150 mg is a potential overdose. While benzodiazepines alone rarely cause fatal overdose, it can cause people to sleep for prolonged periods of time, which itself can cause damage to organs (sleeping in one position causes pressure on skin and muscle, and potentially even underlying organs). More dangerous if combined with alcohol or other drugs. ...Read more

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What would happen if I take 90mg of restoril (temazepam)?

Very drowsy: In my practice, the average dose of Restoril (temazepam) is 15 – 30 mgs at bedtime. Depending on a multitude of your personal health factors, you may get a good night's sleep, you may sleep for 24 hours, you may be extremely drowsy the next day. A lot also depends on what other medications you are taking. ...Read more

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Any harmfull effects taking 30mg restoril (temazepam) long term?

Any harmfull effects taking 30mg restoril (temazepam) long term?

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 and discuss why you should be on long term treatment.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000808/. ...Read more

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What is it about Temazepam that makes it a highly controlled drug?

Benzodiazepine: Temazepam is a benzodiazepine and a schedule IV drug because it is habit-forming and some patients may develop dependence or tolerance. With patients with a history of drug addiction, this risk is even higher. ...Read more

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What is the highest dose of restoril (temazepam) you can safely take?

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Restoril (temazepam): Recommended dose for sleep is 15-30 mg. , with lower doses applied for elderly & on prn basis. ...Read more

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What is the highest dose of restoril (temazepam) you can take without overdosing?

What is the highest dose of restoril (temazepam) you can take without overdosing?

No easy answer: It depends on your age, size, and general health. Also, "overdosing" isn't a sharp line crossed at one exact dose... There are mild overdoses, severe overdoses, and lethal overdoses. In general, adults shouldn't exceed 30 mg at a time. Taking more than this may result in deep or prolonged sedation, temporary confusion or delirium, and at higher doses, respiratory depression and death. ...Read more

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How long does restoril (temazepam) get out of your body completely after discountinuation?

Half live 8.8 hr: The hall live is 8.8 hr that menas it takes this time to eliminare half the dose. So couple of days. The higher the dose used the longer it takes. The longer the use the longer it might take. Good luck. Should be weening down under a physician supervision. ...Read more

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I take 5 sometimes 6 restoril (temazepam) a day and there not working any more can I tke more?

No not safe.: Need work up at sleep center. You have become tolerant to the effects of the drug. You should be tapered off of it and evaluated. ...Read more

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My friend had ate7 tablets of restoril (temazepam) ... aheat home what to do . No anti doze.!

Restoril (temazepam): Get your friend to the. ER ASAP. This could be a suicide attempt and your friend needs to be treated both for the drug overdose and his suicide attempt ...Read more

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Restoril (Definition)

Restoril is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more