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What is the main differences between temazepam and clonazepam?

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

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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CCan I take Zoloft klonopin and restoril (temazepam) together?

CCan I take Zoloft klonopin and restoril (temazepam) together?

Review with doctor: Klonopin and Restoril (temazepam) are similar chemically, sedating, anti-anxiety. Better to take one or the other. However, discuss with prescribing doctor to be sure you understand the reason for taking both. Avoid alcohol while taking these medications. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I take a restoril (temazepam) 15 mg for a dentist appointment? Klonopin 0.5 not helping enough. Someone is driving me. (Ristoril prescribed to me insomnia)

Can I take a restoril (temazepam) 15 mg for a dentist appointment? Klonopin 0.5 not helping enough. Someone is driving me. (Ristoril prescribed to me insomnia)

You should ask doc: The doctor or the dentist who prescribed the Restoril (temazepam) should be consulted. When it comes to a scheduled drug such as Klonopin being mixed with an agent that can cause drowsiness well, giving specific instructions on this sort of network is not possible. I'm sure your dentist will have a suggestion when you get there. ...Read more

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Switching from clonazepam. 75 for sleep to temazepam because clanazepam is not working as good as it used to be for sleep and I am feeling anxiety next day and don't want to up the dosage. Will I have withdrawal issues? 15mg Tmz equivalent to. 75 cl?

Withdrawal unlikely: Clonazepam is longer acting that temazepam, so the lower equivalent dose of the temazepam gets released faster. So it is a reasonable dose to start with. Generally you want to cut back a bit when switching in case the new drug affects you more. If someone stops a benzo completely then withdrawal might be an issue but going down on the dose in a reasonable manner like this won't likely cause it. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Dalmane or Restoril (temazepam) with klonopin and seroquel? The Remeron just gives me too much appetite.

Is it ok to take Dalmane or Restoril (temazepam) with klonopin and seroquel? The Remeron just gives me too much appetite.

Talk to your doctor: It might be better to increase the dose of your Seroquel. I would avoid adding another benzodiazepine such as Dalmane or Restoril (temazepam). You are already taking Klonopin (a benzodiazepine). It's best to avoid polypharmacy and the risk of addiction. Also, you could develop rebound insomnia which means you can't sleep even though you are on medication for sleep. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My scripts for hydrocodone, temazepam, carisoprodol, and clonazepam stopped because of a heroin od. Any chance to get them back?

My scripts for hydrocodone, temazepam, carisoprodol, and clonazepam stopped because of a heroin od. Any chance to get them back?

Very unlikely: You probably signed an opioid agreement, promising not to misuse drugs prescribed to you or use other drugs that weren't.

You did it anyway. That's a sign of addiction so more addictive meds aren't going to help that problem. See a doctor for detox and enter rehab or join na... Or you can keep using and end up dead or in jail. As always, it's your choice. ...Read more

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Not on wellbutrin any more but still on topamax, clonazepam, abilify, zopliclone, temazepam. Saphris (asenapine) added and scared of all meds mixed?

Need. A sleep eval: I am a psychiatrist and a sleep specialist. I would recommend that you get a sleep disorders consult. When things get this difficult, such an evaluation can help sort out why it is hard to knock you out and why you are so tired during the day. If you can, see a sleep doc who is also a psychiatrist. It is hard to comment on your meds without knowing your history. Average # of meds in bpd is 3.5 to 4. ...Read more

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I take Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg PO HS. In the past I have tried Ativan 2mg, Klonopin 2mg and Restoril 30mg. They All make me groggy! Would Halcion 0.25mg be better?

I take Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg PO HS. In the past I have tried Ativan 2mg, Klonopin 2mg and Restoril 30mg. They All make me groggy! Would Halcion 0.25mg be better?

Sleeping Pill: Let me see if I understand your question correctly. You are taking a sleeping pill and you are concerned that they make you groggy. That is what they are designed to do! If you are groggy when you wake up then you are taking too high of a dose of the medication. All of the doses you have mentioned are the high range of the medication. Halcion is much longer acting. Ask your doc about 1/2 Ambien (zolpidem) ...Read more

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I have been taking 40 mg of Paxil (paroxetine) for panic disorder and anxiety. I also take trazodone, restoril, and klonopin. Oddly, I've lost a few pounds without trying. Could it be a side effect of the paxil (paroxetine)?

I have been taking 40 mg of Paxil (paroxetine) for panic disorder and anxiety. I also take trazodone, restoril, and klonopin. Oddly, I've lost a few pounds without trying. Could it be a side effect of the paxil (paroxetine)?

Not likely: Paxil (paroxetine) is more known 4 weight gain side-effect. None of the medications u r taking is known 2 decrease appetite & result in weight loss. U need to have a medical check-up with lab studies to make sure u do not have an underlying undiagnosed medical condition that would be causing ur weight loss. Call ur general of family doctor as soon as possible. Remember it's better 2 b safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Been on different benzos for 5 years now. Recently clonzepam and restoril (temazepam) don't work anymore. Could I have developed resistance? Would that explain my extreme insomnia?

Been on different benzos for 5 years now. Recently clonzepam and restoril (temazepam) don't work anymore. Could I have developed resistance? Would that explain my extreme insomnia?

Unfortunately: All of the benzodiazepines have problems with tolerance which is what you are experiencing. I would suggesting you to go to your prescribing doctor and request to be tapered off clonazepam and restoril and go to a sleep study to see the root casue. Some non-benzo hypnotics available now are pretty effective as well. ...Read more

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I get severe anxiety and panic attacks. I am out of my klonopin (clonazepam). Would Temazapam or Doxepin help?

I get severe anxiety and panic attacks. I am out of my klonopin (clonazepam). Would Temazapam or Doxepin help?

Addictive Drugs: The medicines you mention are benzodiadepines, to be used only in the short term for anxiety. In the long term they are addictive and you need more drug to get the same effect. Please see a psychiatrist to work out a plan for your anxiety which should include an SSRI drug like Paxil (paroxetine) or Prozac, as well as counseling and therapy. ...Read more

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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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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

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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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Clonazepam (Definition)

Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more


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Klonopin (Definition)

Klonopin is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug) and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more