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I have an addiction to xanax to where I have seizures will temazapam help get rid of withdraws and reduce chance of seizure?

I have an addiction to xanax to where I have seizures will temazapam help get rid of withdraws and reduce chance of seizure?

Taper,: Recommend tapering Xanax slowly. Duration of taper will depend on duration of use in the past. Would recommend taking phenobarbital short course to help with withdrawal symptoms ...Read more

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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Is 75 mg of temazepam too much?

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 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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Can I take 5htp with temazepam?

5htp: Yes unless otherwise specified by your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Restoril (temazepam) side effects?

Restoril (temazepam) Side effect: 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 with sleep, disorientation or depressed mood may occur. Engaging in & then not remembering complex behaviors may occur with this medication class. ...Read more

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Can I mix oxycontin with temazepam?

Can I mix oxycontin with temazepam?

Check with doctor: Mixing medications without discussing with your doctor is usually a bad idea. Both of these medications are addictive, and have high abuse potential. Both are sedating and can potentially decrease respiratory effort-a very dangerous combo. ...Read more

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Whigh is best zolpidem or temazepam?

Temazepam: Temazepam is long-acting, more likely to cause next day sedation, & more addictive. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of temazepam?

What are the side effects of temazepam?

Temazepam: The main side effects of temazepam are drowsiness and sleepiness, as its usual purpose is for the temporary treatment of insomnia. In some cases it can also cause memory loss, mood changes, anxiety, and hallucinations. ...Read more

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What are the tests for temazepam overdose?

Temazepam: No specific tests, monitor vital signs & alertness, supportive tx. ...Read more

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Can you take Valium and temazepam together?

Depending on the: Doses, yes you can. I would not use both at bedtime, only the temazepam. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using temazepam?

Temazepam (Restoril): 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 & then not remembering complex behaviors may also occur. ...Read more

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Can temazepam cause fatality in a 13 year old?

Can temazepam cause fatality in a 13 year old?

Medical emergency: Yes, a big enough overdose of temezepam can cause death. If an overdose has already happened, please seek medical attention now. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of taking temazepam?

What are the long term effects of taking temazepam?

Not much to report: 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 ativan and restoril (temazepam) together?

Not advised: Ativan (lorazepam) and Restoril (temazepam) are both benzodiazepine tranquilizers. Their effects can add together in a potentially dangerous way. That said, sometimes doctors prescribe both, with careful instructions to take them at different times (Ativan during the day, Restoril only at night). Since "benzos" are addictive, taking 2 different kinds is doubly risky. ...Read more

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Can you take lorazepam 1mg and temazepam 30mg together?

Can you take lorazepam 1mg and temazepam 30mg together?

Not a good idea: Not sure why you would want to do this. Lorazepam and temazepam are both benzodiazepines. Temazepam is more sedating and used for insomnia. Lorazepam is less sedating and commonly used for anxiety or agitation, but they both have the same mechanism of action and both are addictive. The combined amount you you describe is a very high dose of benzodiazepine. ...Read more

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Will I be okay if I took restoril (temazepam) and vodka?

NO~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: If you are looking to get stoned of your mind, then the combination of a benzodiazepine (tranquillizers) like Restoril (temazepam) and alcohol will get you there, if you are lucky enough not to have respiratory depression, coma and death.

Benzos and alcohol have synergistic effects, which means that 1 + 1 does not equal 2, but equals 4 or 9 or even 15. This reaction is different for different people. ...Read more

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How does an overdose of 600 mg temazepam gets treated at er?

How does an overdose of 600 mg temazepam gets treated at er?

Overdose: Restoring consciousness, stabilizing respiratory and cardiovascular status. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Temazepam overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Temazepam overdose?

Temazepam OD: Temazepam (Restoril or Normison) is a benzodiazepine medication used to treat insomnia. Symptoms of Temazepam overdose may include: tremor, weakness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, fainting, confusion, slow heart rate, slurring of speech, shallow breathing, seizures or coma. ...Read more

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I was wondering are temazepam and lorazapam in the same family?

Yes: They are both in the same family, they are both benzodiazepines. Temazepam was marketed as a sedative hypnotic and Lorazepam was marketed as an anxiolytic. However, they are in the same chemical class. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get addicted to temazepam?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Restoril (temazepam) overdose?

Restoril Overdose: Average dosing of Restoril (TEMAZEPAM) is 15 mg orally (7.5 to 30mg) orally at night for insomnia. An overdose is accidental or intentional ingestion or application of an excessive dose of a medication. Medications overdoses may be dangerous and may lead to death in some situations. ...Read more

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Can I take a temazepam tablet 4 hours after 1 endone, this only 1 off time for endone

Increase sedation: Both are sedating medications so watch out if you are combining the two. Temazepam has a long life too. Both mentioned drugs are addictive. ...Read more

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I was just put on Restoril (temazepam) for short term. Any side effects I should worry about?

Restoril (temazepam) for sleep: Restoril (temazepam) is generally well tolerated. It's sedative duration of action is a little longer than ideal, so some patients experience carry-over sedation in the morning. Be cautious with your clonazepam, as these drugs work via the same mechanism and can produce additive effects. ...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


Restoril (Definition)

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