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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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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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Question not for me. Just need to know long term effects of 600mg temazepam please? A friend if mine just had this overdose? Does it cause memory loss

Question not for me. Just need to know long term effects of 600mg temazepam please? A friend if mine just had this overdose? Does it cause memory loss

No 600 mg.: Temazepam is a sleeping pill of the benzodiazepine family and thus can be psychologically addicting. They come in 15 and 30 mg. You can take up to 45 mg. It is not good to take on a long term basis because eventually, even the maximum dose does not help.The brand name is restopril. ...Read more

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What are long term effects of 600mg temazepam? Does it cause brain damage or memory loss?

Does not: The usual dose of temazepam is 15-30 mg at the bedtime for insomnia. It will cause amnesia in some people but unlikely to cause any brain or any kind of permanent damage. ...Read more

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How long one needs to stay at ER following 600 mg temazepam overdose? Does it cause brain damage or memory loss? What are long term effects? Thanks

How long one needs to stay at ER following 600 mg temazepam overdose? Does it cause brain damage or memory loss? What are long term effects? Thanks

Depends: It probably would be best to observe you in the hospital at least overnight. It belongs to a family of drugs that can affect your cognition and cause slowness in functioning. ...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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Can Lunesta and, or, Restoril be taken long term? Which has fewer side effects? Are Lunesta and, or Restoril apt to help you be able to sleep longer

Can Lunesta and, or, Restoril be taken long term?  Which has fewer side effects?  Are Lunesta and, or Restoril apt to help you be able to sleep longer

For short-term use: Both of these drugs are prescribed to treat insomnia, and both warn to take at lowest dose for shortest time needed. Long-term use increases risk of dependency and raising dosages increases risk of side effects. Both warn that you must taper dose to discontinue after long term use, or risk serious side effects. Consider CBT psychotherapy for insomnia, more effective than relying on a pill! ...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 had to completely cold turkey stop lunesta (eszopiclone) rotated with restoril, seroquel and trazadone. 4 wks Pregnant. How long do u think my insomnia will last?

I had to completely cold turkey stop lunesta (eszopiclone) rotated with restoril, seroquel and trazadone. 4 wks Pregnant. How long do u think my insomnia will last?

Difficult to say: That is a very complex regimen for sleep and I am glad you are not taking any of these since you are pregnant. Restoring is the most likely of these to cause rebound insomnia, but it depends on how often you were taking each of them. Pregnancy itself can also affect sleep due to hormonal changes ...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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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

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Restoril (Definition)

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