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I don't sleep I have tried all over counter meds don't work. Was on restoril that did work was changed to elavil that just keeps me awake and suicide?
Notify prescriber: Please let your prescribing provider know of this as soon as possible. If you feel the urge to actually follow through with killing yourself, please be seen at the nearest emergency room. If you are not currently under the care of a psychiatrist- that would be highly recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
400 mg temazepam od, 2 hours later patient presents to er, appreciate details of clinical procedures done 4 treatment? 4 how long patient stays in er
Suicide attempt: This sounds serious. In addition to physical support and recovery, the reason for the suicide attempt needs to be determined. Then the likelihood of the suicide attempt to happen again needs to be evaluated. If needed, the er doctors will call a psychiatrist in consult and the patient can be moved to a psychiatric unit for further observation, treatment, contact the family. ...Read more
So why - if 400 mg temazepam od doesn't cause brain damage or memory loss - patient gets held up at psychiatrist ward? Why not leave ED after 2 days?
Could still have SI: The patient could still have suicidal ideation, plan, or intent. These are obvious extremely important issues. Just because someone survived a suicide attempt does not mean that they are no longer suicidal. In fact, sometimes the shame of a failed suicide attempt leads them to seek out more aggressive means. The doctors have to take time to get to know the patient and to explore these issues in depth as much as possible given the time constraints that are typically applied to these situations. Also, in some jurisdictions, the judge will not allow a psychiatrist to discharge someone until they have been seen by the judge personally. That is generally given 72 hours to occur but excludes weekends and holidays. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As little as 1-2 wks: Can happen actually quite quickly. If using daily, as little as 1-2 weeks can make you become dependent on the medication. If used less frequently may take 1-2 months. ...Read more
Suicide is an action in which a person intentionally causes his own death. Suicide more commonly occurs in persons suffering from depression or other mental illnesses, where a person may feel hopeless and see suicide as a way to escape the real or perceived overwhelming problems and ...Read more
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