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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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What are the tests for temazepam overdose?

Temazepam: No specific tests, monitor vital signs & alertness, supportive tx. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Temazepam overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Temazepam overdose?

Temazepam OD: Temazepam (Restoril or Normison) is a benzodiazepine medication used to treat insomnia. Symptoms of Temazepam overdose may include: tremor, weakness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, fainting, confusion, slow heart rate, slurring of speech, shallow breathing, seizures or coma. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Restoril (temazepam) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Restoril (temazepam) overdose?

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

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What medical/clinical tests are used to estimate the amount of temazepam overdose? Appreciate bit of detail. Thanks

What medical/clinical tests are used to estimate the amount of temazepam overdose? Appreciate bit of detail. Thanks

Blood levels: Following ingestion of a 30 mg temazepam capsule, measurable plasma concentrations were achieved 10 to 20 minutes after dosing with peak plasma levels ranging from 666 to 982 ng/ml (mean 865 ng/ml) occurring approximately 1.2 to 1.6 hours (mean 1.5 hours) after dosing.

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Temazepam, USP is a ...Read more

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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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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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Appreciate an answer on longer term effects of 600 mg temazepam overdose? Does it cause memory loss? Am asking for a friend

Appreciate an answer on longer term effects of 600 mg temazepam overdose? Does it cause memory loss? Am asking for a friend

Call Poison Control: Call 1-800-222-1222. That is the number for poison control. You should call them for information on overdosages of medications for exact answers. ...Read more

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Could 600 mg temazepam overdose stop the heart and respiration?

Can stop respiration: Temazapam 600mg is 20 times more than average dose prescribed.
This dosage can cause respiratory depression, hypotension and death. ...Read more

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How long one needs to stay at ER following 600 mg temazepam overdose? Does it cause brain damage or memory loss? What are long term effects? Thanks

How long one needs to stay at ER following 600 mg temazepam overdose? Does it cause brain damage or memory loss? What are long term effects? Thanks

Depends: It probably would be best to observe you in the hospital at least overnight. It belongs to a family of drugs that can affect your cognition and cause slowness in functioning. ...Read more

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How does an overdose of 600 mg temazepam gets treated at er?

Overdose: Restoring consciousness, stabilizing respiratory and cardiovascular status. ...Read more

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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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What is the highest dose of restoril (temazepam) you can take without overdosing?

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

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Question not for me. Just need to know long term effects of 600mg temazepam please? A friend if mine just had this overdose? Does it cause memory loss

Question not for me. Just need to know long term effects of 600mg temazepam please? A friend if mine just had this overdose? Does it cause memory loss

No 600 mg.: Temazepam is a sleeping pill of the benzodiazepine family and thus can be psychologically addicting. They come in 15 and 30 mg. You can take up to 45 mg. It is not good to take on a long term basis because eventually, even the maximum dose does not help. The brand name is restopril. ...Read more

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Overdose on 600 mg temazepam does it necessitate admission to psychiatrist ward? Can patient choose to leave ER after being medically cleared?

Yes/no: Any intentional overdose requires psychiatric evaluation. When that happens, you are placed on a psychiatric hold which means your right to leave the hospital is relinquished until cleared by the psychiatrist. This is protected by state law and will be supported by a judge. Medical clearance simply means there is nothing medically acute - then you can be admitted to the psychiatry ward. ...Read more

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Will taking 50mgs of temazepam cause any damage to me?

Hopefully not: If this was a one time thing, you should be ok - perhaps very drowsy. Do not continue to use that dose unless a Dr insists and will be there to monitor you. The usual max dose is 30 mg. That's not meant for long-term use since it stops being effective and too much can kill people. Don't drink alcohol with it either! ...Read more

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What is it about Temazepam that makes it a highly controlled drug?

Benzodiazepine: Temazepam is a benzodiazepine and a schedule IV drug because it is habit forming and some patients may develop dependence or tolerance. With patients with a history of drug addiction, this risk is even higher. ...Read more

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My dr has me on 45 mg of temazepam and 10 of zolpimist I have tried every medician out there any segustions?

My dr has me on 45 mg of temazepam and 10 of zolpimist I have tried every medician out there any segustions?

Zolpedem: Temazepam and zolpimist (a form of ambien) are typical hypnotics that are used to help people fall asleep. They generally help with sleep induction but not always with correcting a pattern of interrupted sleep. It's best to also treat the underlying disorder, like osa, nightmares or a mood problem at the same time. You should check with your doctor about this if your meds aren't helping enough. ...Read more

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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

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Can I take 5htp with temazepam?

Can I take 5htp with temazepam?

5htp: Yes unless otherwise specified by your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Restoril (temazepam) side effects?

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

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Can I mix oxycontin with temazepam?

Can I mix oxycontin with temazepam?

Check with doctor: Mixing medications without discussing with your doctor is usually a bad idea. Both of these medications are addictive, and have high abuse potential. Both are sedating and can potentially decrease respiratory effort-a very dangerous combo. ...Read more

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Whigh is best zolpidem or temazepam?

Temazepam: Temazepam is long-acting, more likely to cause next day sedation, & more addictive. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of temazepam?

What are the side effects of temazepam?

Temazepam: The main side effects of temazepam are drowsiness and sleepiness, as its usual purpose is for the temporary treatment of insomnia. In some cases it can also cause memory loss, mood changes, anxiety, and hallucinations. ...Read more

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Can you take Valium and temazepam together?

Depending on the: Doses, yes you can. I would not use both at bedtime, only the temazepam. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using temazepam?

Temazepam (Restoril): 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 & then not remembering complex behaviors may also occur. ...Read more

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Can temazepam cause fatality in a 13 year old?

Can temazepam cause fatality in a 13 year old?

Medical emergency: Yes, a big enough overdose of temezepam can cause death. If an overdose has already happened, please seek medical attention now. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of taking temazepam?

What are the long term effects of taking temazepam?

Not much to report: Am a psychiatrist and am also a boarded sleep medicine specialist. I have been in my current practice for 21 years. I worry more about ambien, (zolpidem) because of the number of people I have seen develop amnesia on it. I have never seen anyone develop amnesia on temazepam, even at 60 mg doses. 20% of my psych patients have sleep apnea, so I am vigilant about sleeping issues in my practice. I don't think that anyone is comfortable having people on long-term benzodiazepines. However, many people simply need long-term benzodiazepine management. You do have a lot of years ahead of you. Since we really don't know the long-term liability of benzodiazepine use on the memory, it is always best whenever possible to convert to something that might be less of concern. Trazodone comes to mind as a potentially good option. Seroquel is a good sleep drug but it carries more liability long-term then temazepam. Discuss other options with your psychiatrist please. ...Read more

Temazepam Overdose (Definition)

Temazepam (Restoril or Normison) is a benzodiazepine medication used to treat insomnia. Symptoms of Temazepam overdose may include: tremor, weakness, drowsiness, lightheadedness, fainting, confusion, slow heart rate, slurring of speech, shallow ...Read more


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Restoril (Definition)

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