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Severe night anxiety and I am taking 10mg of valium+30mg of temazepam, they quit in 3 hrs, 5 hrs later i took another val, and i feel sick. Normal?

No: We don't treat anxiety with benzos alone. Actually bezos are used as auxiliary ( helping the main treatment track) medications only. You clearly have developed tolerant and your anxiety is getting worse. Solution is to see a psychiatrist specializing in anxiety so he can do the proper assessment of the situation and put a plan to get you back on track and "regulate" your anxiety. ...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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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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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 would happen to you if you overdosed on temazepam?

What would happen to you if you overdosed on temazepam?

Temazepam (Restoril): Overdose could cause marked sedation, weakness, confusion, slurring of speech, decreased heart rate, respiratory problems, seizures, coma and possibly death (especially if taken with alcohol. ...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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Is temazepam 120-150 mg too much for a first time user?

Too much: Never more than 15-30mg per day. The dose you mentioned is just way too much! ...Read more

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What will 60mg of temazepam do?

What will 60mg of temazepam do?

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 more

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Can i take 60mg of temazepam?

No: That is an exceptionally high dose. You might use it provided it was in conjunction with the prescribing doctor, who would presumably see some rare circumstance; but otherwise it would be exceedingly unwise. ...Read more

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Please tell me about temazepam?

Restoril: Temazepam (Restoril) is a benzodiazapine used for treating insomnia /anxiety short-term. It works by enhancing GABA in the brain. ...Read more

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Restoril (Definition)

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