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Doctor insights on: Temazepam And Pregnancy

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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.

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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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.

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What is it like to take temazepam?

Temazepam (Restoril): Is a benzodiazapine used for treating insomnia short-term. It works by enhancing GABA in the brain. Restoril (temazepam) Side effects 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 w sleep, disorientation or depressed mood may occur. Engaging in & not remembering complex >

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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.

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Temazepam cause weight gain?

Temazepam cause weight gain?

Not particularly: But it has other side effects that may affect a person's weight in variable patterns. Some patients do get nauseated which may decrease your caloric intake and cause some mild weight loss. Some patients, not frequently, sleep eat, and this may cause increased caloric intake and mild weight gain.

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Can temazepam work like diazepam?

Can temazepam work like diazepam?

Yes: These medicines are used to treat anxiety and insomnia, in most cases. The main differences between them are degree of sedation, dose and duration of action. Temazepam was known as restoril, and used as a sleeping pill, because of its duration of action and sedation. Diazepam is generally used for anxiety. In my practice, I don't use temazepam for treating anxiety, because it causes drowsiness.

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Does Temazepam cause weight gain?

Does Temazepam cause weight gain?

Generally: It does not, at least by itself. However, the conditions you received it for may be associated with weight gain.

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What is the treatment for temazepam overdose?

What is the treatment for 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.

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How safe is temazepam vs other benzodiazepines?

They are all equal: In their side effects and safety, in equivalent doses, for the most part. Temazepam (restoril) is used as a sleeping pill, but is essentially identical to Oxazepam (serax). It is relatively short-acting, takes a couple of hours to peak, and is gone within 6 hours. It does not accumulate in people with liver problems. Too much can cause problems, and regular use can cause dependence, like all benzos.

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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.

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Does coffee help with next day drowsiness from temazepam?

Does coffee help with next day drowsiness from temazepam?

Possibly, but....: ....It sounds like maybe the dose of temazepam is too high or you should take it earlier. Talk to your dr about a lower dose asap. In the meantime, take the dose you have at least an hour or more earlier. Don't wait to take the temazepam until you feel tired and it's already pretty late. You will feel better in the morning.

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What is the main differences between temazepam and clonazepam?

Indications: Temazapam (Restoril) is used for insomnia while clonzaepam (Klonopin) is used for anxiety and panic disorders.

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

No!!!: That combination of pills would be exceedingly dangerous, and could be fatal. That combination is not acceptable. You can only take one of those three at a time, never in combination. Even combining two of those would be dangerous.

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Can we give temazepam and oxazepam with in short interval difference to the patient?

Depends on dose: Unfortunately, without knowing the dose of each - it's impossible to say. However, both temazepam and oxazepam have decent half lives (roughly 8 hours) - so short interval dosing shouldn't be needed at therapeutic doses. Wish there was a better answer - Hope that helps!

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Following 600 mg temazepam, which clinical procedure is used to restore respiratory inhibition?

Usually: Usually general support measures are used, until (through dyalisis, or naturally) the drug is eliminated reversing the inhibition.

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I took a Valium around 8:30pm last evening is it okay to take 1 of my temazepam now to help me sleep?

Temazepam: How much of the Valium did you take? Do you have any medical conditions? Both drugs stimulate the same receptor in the body: there’s little difference between them. Let us know details to be sure it is ok to take temazepam.

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