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Is there a problem if I take my prescription medication (restoril) if it has been out of its original container?
Restoril (temazepam): Is a capsule & should be ok if not expired. ...Read more
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
I have a sleep disorder n have trouble sleeping n tried restoril, (temazepam) don't work, please what is the best sleep medication?
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Here is a great place to get advice. Http://www. Sleepfoundation. Org/article/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene
when a 1st choice drug is not effective, it often means that there are some things you can do on your own or with a sleep clinic workup and treatment plan. Solving problems can be like solving a crime - keep hunting for the real problem. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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