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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. ...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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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 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 > ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My friend is trying to get high on temazepam. Is it actually possible or would he just fall asleep?

Pretty much sleep.: It's a sedative like valium or alprazolam. Some people like the sedation. There is a real risk of serious withdrawal including seizures if it is taken chronically. Feeling good about being sleepy is subjective.

It is one of the most lied about medications with patients reporting less than 20% of the amount of the drug they actually bought from the pharmacy let alone bought from the street. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Restoril (Definition)

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