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I don't sleep I have tried all over counter meds don't work. Was on restoril (temazepam) that did work was changed to elavil that just keeps me awake and suicide?

I don't sleep I have tried all over counter meds don't work. Was on restoril (temazepam) 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 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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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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What are the tests for temazepam overdose?

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

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Can I take ativan and restoril (temazepam) together?

Not advised: Ativan (lorazepam) and Restoril (temazepam) are both benzodiazepine tranquilizers. Their effects can add together in a potentially dangerous way. That said, sometimes doctors prescribe both, with careful instructions to take them at different times (Ativan during the day, Restoril only at night). Since "benzos" are addictive, taking 2 different kinds is doubly risky. ...Read more

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Can you take lorazepam 1mg and temazepam 30mg together?

Can you take lorazepam 1mg and temazepam 30mg together?

Not a good idea: Not sure why you would want to do this. Lorazepam and temazepam are both benzodiazepines. Temazepam is more sedating and used for insomnia. Lorazepam is less sedating and commonly used for anxiety or agitation, but they both have the same mechanism of action and both are addictive. The combined amount you you describe is a very high dose of benzodiazepine. ...Read more

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