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Temazepam (Overview)

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.


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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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Temazepam (Overview)

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.


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How exactly does temazepam work?

How exactly does temazepam work?

Sleeping medication: Temazepam is a benzodiazepine that is sedating and can help with sleep. It is related to medications like Lorazepam and alprazolam. ...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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Having trouble with sleep I need temazepam, do you prescribe?

Having trouble with sleep I need temazepam, do you prescribe?

No: this is a DEA contolled drug and requires an in person visit to a DEA licensed doctor in his/her office. it is the law. You can try 25-50 mg of benadryl over the counter ...Read more

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I am prescribed temazepam for insomnia. But i wake up evey 2 hours. So doc gave me Valium 10mg. Im still waking up a lot. Should i ask to up my dose?

No: Those are not the ideal meds for insomnia. Consider time release melatonin, and explore sleep hygiene. Also aerobic exercise. Consider that a methylation insufficiency may be adding to the problem. Consider testing for mthfr and comt genes. Cut back on caffeine. Avoid alcohol before bedtime. Ambien, or even Remeron may keep you asleep longer. ...Read more

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My dad use to take temazepam but he only sleeps 5-6 hours while taking it. I told his doc but he still prescribed it. Is it better if he not take it?

My dad use to take temazepam but he only sleeps 5-6 hours while taking it. I told his doc but he still prescribed it.  Is it better if he not take it?

Sleeping pills: Your father would be better off if he doesn't rely on sleeping pills every night. They are habit forming and potentially dangerous for elderly people who get up during the night and may be unsteady. Have him try more natural ways to sleep and learn what to avoid in order to fall asleep naturally. Discuss this with his physician. ...Read more

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What is the equivalent Xanax dosage to 30 mg of temazepam? Used for insomnia.

What is the equivalent Xanax dosage to 30 mg of temazepam? Used for insomnia.

Xanax: Due to individual variability, some may respond to low dose such as 0.25mg., others may need up to 2mg. However, xanax is an anxiety medication, not a sleeping pill. ...Read more

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How effective is restoril in treating insomnia?

Effective: Restoril 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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Currently on 60mg temazepam and it takes so long to work. Ambien no longer works for me. Any suggestions on what could?

Currently on 60mg temazepam and it takes so long to work. Ambien no longer works for me. Any suggestions on what could?

Go see ur family doc: Temazepam 60mg is way too much (30mg is max - see http://www.drugs.com/dosage/temazepam.html). Ambien (zolpidem) dose for women cut in half earlier this year b/c stays in system too long. Study published earlier this wk (http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5205) linked benzodiazepine use to Alzheimer's disease. Do some research on sleep hygiene. Find other options for sleep. Meditation? Exercise? ...Read more

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Is temazepam safe in pregnancy?

Is temazepam safe in pregnancy?

No: All benzodiazepines are category x according to the fda. That means, they are contraindicated, as they can cause birth defects, miscarriage, or both. You should definitely not be taking them. ...Read more

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Restoril (Definition)

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