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Can you recommend a sleeping medicine stronger than restoril (temazepam) (30mg) that is not an antipsychotic?

Can you recommend a sleeping medicine stronger than restoril (temazepam) (30mg) that is not an antipsychotic?

Simpler meds: First of all do all the things that are recommended for good sleep.
The list is long and many help a lot.
Have you tried melatonin-a natural substance that the brain produces to promote sleep.
What about trazadone?
It used to be used an an antidepressant until it was discovered not to be especially effective but most people who used it found it to be very effective for sleep. ...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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Good medicines that work for insomnia. I've tried ambien, (zolpidem)ambien CR, restoril, metrazapine, silenor, trazadone, also OTC meds and nothing seems to work?

Good medicines that work for insomnia. I've tried ambien, (zolpidem)ambien CR, restoril, metrazapine, silenor, trazadone, also OTC meds and nothing seems to work?

Ambien (zolpidem): Zolpidem (Ambien (zolpidem)) is indicated for short-term treatment of insomnia with difficulty of sleep onset. Ambien (zolpidem) produces tolerance and dependence when used long-term. Although trazodone is efficacious for sleep maintenance difficulties, its use in insomnia is off-label and is associated with cognitive and motor impairments. Long-term treatment with medication alone is not the optimal treatment strategy ...Read more

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I was prescribed 30mg of restoril (temazepam)n its not helping so I tried 60mg nothing, is it ok if I take 90mg of restoril (temazepam)?

Not recommended: Taking an excessive dose of Restoril (temazepam) is harmful. Consult your md for advice for your sleeping problem. ...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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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 effective is restoril (temazepam) in treating insomnia?

How effective is restoril (temazepam) in treating insomnia?

Effective: Restoril (temazepam) can be a good short-term treatment for insomnia. It has been on the market for decades so its risks are well known. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for restoril (temazepam) overdose?

What is the treatment for restoril (temazepam) overdose?

Go to ER: Doctors in the emergency department may use activated charcoal or stomach pumping to retrieve the drug from the stomach. For severe respiratory depression, intubation and artificial ventilation could be necessary. Drugs such as Flumazenil (clonazepam) may be prescribed as an antidote, depending on a number of medical factors. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take temazepam, restoril and diazepam at the same time?

No: Its not a good idea to take them together, increases potential for side affects and this is not recommended. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take 60mg of restoril and 2 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep?

Can I take 60mg of restoril and 2 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep?

Restoril + Xanax (alprazolam): Are in the benzodiazepine class of drugs and equally effective for short term treatment for insomnia. Adding a sleep hygiene, lifestyle and behavior changes to the mix could improve your sleep. ...Read more

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I have restoril and halcion (triazolam). Ne work, is it safe to take together?

I have restoril and halcion (triazolam). Ne work, is it safe to take together?

Not a good idea: Halcion is triazolam, and Restoril is temazepam. Both are benzodiazepine sleeping pills. Their effects are very similar — Restoril lasts longer — and would add together if taken at the same time. It is considered poor medical practice to take multiple medications that do the same thing: the results are less predictable and more drug interactions can result. Both meds are habit-forming too. ...Read more

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I use restoril (temazepam) every night that I don't fall asleep within one hour. Why can't I just continue this?

I use restoril (temazepam) every night that I don't fall asleep within one hour. Why can't I just continue this?

For awhile: You could, for awhile -- but chances are that you'll eventually need a higher dose for the same effect. Have you looked into why you're having difficulty with your sleep to begin with? Anxiety/worry? Depression? Sleep apnea? Alcohol use? Too much caffeine or other stimulants? Noisy or hot bedroom? Uncomfortable mattress? Leaving tv on in your room? A sleep eval may lead to more help. ...Read more

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I was prescribed percocet and restoril (temazepam). I took 30 mg of each at once by accident. Can this kill me? I'm a little scared at the moment. I took them about 30 minutes apart.

I was prescribed percocet and restoril (temazepam). I took 30 mg of each at once by accident. Can this kill me? I'm a little scared at the moment. I took them about 30 minutes apart.

I: I hope you are well since this is a question from a couple of days ago. When it comes to an overdose of medications, i'd err on the cautious side and would advise a patient to go to the nearest er.
I don't get how you can accidentally ingest controlled medications like opioid painkillers and sedative-hypnotics such as the two pills you mentioned. I would begin to suspect intentional overdose to be quite frank. ...Read more

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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 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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Can you take Percocet 10mg an restoril (temazepam) mg at the same time.

Drowsiness: The combination of these two drugs would not generally be recommended because of side effects. Percocet is a strong narcotic and is a moderate dose. One of the common side effects of narcotics is drowsiness and it can suppress your breathing. Restoril (temazepam) is a sleeping aid and can have the same effects, in fact, this is the desired effect of Restoril (temazepam). I'd recommend NOT taking these together. ...Read more

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Can you take halcion (triazolam) and restoril together at the same time?

Can you take halcion (triazolam) and restoril together at the same time?

Not a good idea: Halcion is triazolam, and Restoril is temazepam. Both are benzodiazepine sleeping pills. Their effects are very similar — Restoril lasts longer — and would add together if taken at the same time. It is considered poor medical practice to take multiple medications that do the same thing: the results are less predictable and more drug interactions can result. Both meds are habit-forming too. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Is restoril (temazepam) hard to withdrawal from cold turkey if you just started taking it?

Maybe: It usually takes some time to develop dependency on a medicine but it depends on the person. Some people become addicted after 5 days and some never do. If you have been on it more than two weeks, don't try to quit cold turkey. ...Read more

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7.5 mg of prescribed Restoril (temazepam) doesn't keep me asleep all night. Can I go up to 15 mg? (5'10"", 175 lbs, 48 y.o. male.)

Insomnia, Restoril (temazepam): You deserve good sleep.
It is ok to take Restoril (temazepam) 15 mg at night time.

If you have been taking Restoril (temazepam) for more than 3 weeks, after some time, Tolerance will develop and Restoril (temazepam) 15 mg will not be effective.

Your Insomnia is most likely due to stress in your life.
Seeing a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication will be beneficial. ...Read more

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If I am given 7.5mgs of restoril (temazepam) for sleep and rls, how much is safe to take at night to help relieve symptoms? I just need some relief and sleep.

Hmm: Dear sleepless owl, I won't touch this one with a ten foot pole because it sounds like you want to take the Restoril (temazepam) in manner that was not prescribed for you. Please get back with the prescribing provider to titrate the medications optimally for you. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you take restoril, celebrex, (celecoxib) and flexaril together?

Can you take restoril, celebrex, (celecoxib) and flexaril together?

Yes, with caution.: Yes. Celebrex (celecoxib), nsaid (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) is used for arthritic pain, Flexeril is a muscle relaxant and Restoril is a sleeping pill classified under the benzodiazepine group can be used at the same time but when using Flexeril and restoril, caution must be exercised because it causes sedation and can affect driving or performing risky activities. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take. 5 of Zanix with either Ambien (zolpidem) or RESTORIL?

Is it safe to take. 5 of Zanix with either Ambien (zolpidem) or RESTORIL?

No: Mixing Xanax (alprazolam) with sedatives like ambien or restoril is not safe due to additive effects of drowsiness and sedation both meds can cause. This is even magnified for people your age. Please do not drive or operate any machinery on these medications. Please consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What prescribed sleep aid will not be habit forming? Have tried Restoril (temazepam) which works excellent but can be addicting. Help.

What prescribed sleep aid will not be habit forming? Have tried Restoril (temazepam) which works excellent but can be addicting. Help.

Have you: Tried trazodone or amitriptyline? Melatonin is OTC but can work great. Acupuncture is also excellent for insomnia. use good sleep hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at ...Read more

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Restoril (Definition)

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