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

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

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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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I took 120mg of restoril am I going to die?

I took 120mg of restoril am I going to die?

Seek HELP NOW: This is a significant overdose. Please call 911 and seek medical assistance NOW!!! You’ve taken about 4x the max dose, and while I cannot say for certain if this will absolutely kill you, I am quite positive this is NOT SAFE. ...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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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 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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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 too be treated both for the drug overdose and his suicide attempt ...Read more

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Will I become dependent on restoril (temazepam) 5mg if I only take about 2-3 times a week? Some nights I don't need it.

Different problem: Rather than becoming dependent - you'd notice that it stopped working. It's intended for very short term use (or very intermittent). You'd find you needed more than one pill and that would be the danger. Be very careful. Try very hard to find better ways to deal w/ getting to sleep. If you find it's not working, DON'T increase the dose! Used as you plan, you may be fine. ...Read more

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I've been takin restoril (temazepam) 30mg@bedtime for almost a month@first it workd great now seems it's not now Normal? Or tolerance also take Xanax1mg 4xdaily

I've been takin restoril (temazepam) 30mg@bedtime for almost a month@first it workd great now seems it's not now Normal? Or tolerance also take Xanax1mg 4xdaily

Tolerance: Likely your system has adjusted and your tolerance has increased. You might consider a medication like Rozerem (ramelteon) which is indicated in long term treatment of insomnia.

You report depression, but no antidepressant. Insomnia can be a symptom of depression. Mirtazapine has sedating effects, somewhat less weight gain issues and could address insomnia and depression. ...Read more

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I took 30 mg of Restoril (temazepam) 4 hours ago and feel nothing, I took a tblsp of Zquil 45 minutes ago, can I take one more of my 15 mg restoril, (temazepam) safely?

Insomnia: I understand your need for good sleep.
Restoril (temazepam) 30 mg is Recommended dose for sleep. The effect lasts for 6 hours.
“ Feeling nothing” after 4hours indicates Tolerance on Restoril (temazepam) or Tolerance on Zzzquil.

Stresses in life causing Anxiety and depression are likely reasons for sleep problem.
•Realize and feel Wonder of Breath of Life.
•Become Captain over Insomnia, Not Victim.

See a Psychiatrist ...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)?

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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Doctor prescribed restoril for sleep & it doesn’t make me sleepy at all.

Doctor prescribed restoril for sleep & it doesn’t make me sleepy at all.

Multiple new: Medications such as Belsomra. Ambien and even use of antihistamines (Benadryl) along with a daily routine of exercise and healthy diet. No media or TV for 45 minutes before bedtime and consult prescribing physician for further evaluation including a sleep study. ...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?

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?

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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