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Not usually: Temazepam (restoril) is used as a sedative-hypnotic, for people with insomnia. I've never heard of anyone using it for anxiety alone. It can act in 30-60 minutes, and if you took it in daytime you could be asleep rather than merely calm! so i wouldn't suggest doing that. There are better choices for anxiety -- especially having a good evaluation so the best choices can be made. ...Read more
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
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
I have tried diazepam, zolpidem, zopiclone and now temazepam and i am still not sleeping. Why do these drugs have no effect? Insomnia is debilitating
Stop the pills: Rather than taking another pill I think you need to step back and be evaluated for the diagnosis of insomnia. Your sleep pattern has to be analyzed your blood needs to be drawn. There is a lot of evaluation that must be done before the rare diagnosis of insomnia can be made. Start over ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As little as 1-2 wks: Can happen actually quite quickly. If using daily, as little as 1-2 weeks can make you become dependent on the medication. If used less frequently may take 1-2 months. ...Read more
Be more sedating : Than 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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