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Can Lunesta and, or, Restoril be taken long term? Which has fewer side effects? Are Lunesta and, or Restoril apt to help you be able to sleep longer

Can Lunesta and, or, Restoril be taken long term?  Which has fewer side effects?  Are Lunesta and, or Restoril apt to help you be able to sleep longer

For short-term use: Both of these drugs are prescribed to treat insomnia, and both warn to take at lowest dose for shortest time needed. Long-term use increases risk of dependency and raising dosages increases risk of side effects. Both warn that you must taper dose to discontinue after long term use, or risk serious side effects. Consider CBT psychotherapy for insomnia, more effective than relying on a pill! ...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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Ambien, prosom, restoril, and lunesta (eszopiclone) don't work for me. What sleeping pills could I take that would work?

Ambien, prosom, restoril, and lunesta (eszopiclone) don't work for me. What sleeping pills could I take that would work?

Consider evaluation: The key to treating insomnia is finding the underlying cause. Some patients have insomnia because they are born with it but most patients have insomnia secondary to another medical issue. Commonly this includes anxiety/depression but medical issues such as pain and reflux can keep people awake at night. Biofeedback may be superior to pills. Consider an evaluation by a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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I would like sleep pills that work this is the list that doesn't for me: ambien, prosom, restoril, lunesta (eszopiclone). ideas?

I would like sleep pills that work this is the list that doesn't for me: ambien, prosom, restoril, lunesta (eszopiclone). ideas?

Others are: in general: Melatonin (A natural supplement), trazodone, clonidine, Remeron, and sometimes Seroquel (quetiapine) when severe. Please talk to your doctor about an appropriate choice. ...Read more

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I had to completely cold turkey stop lunesta (eszopiclone) rotated with restoril, seroquel and trazadone. 4 wks Pregnant. How long do u think my insomnia will last?

I had to completely cold turkey stop lunesta (eszopiclone) rotated with restoril, seroquel and trazadone. 4 wks Pregnant. How long do u think my insomnia will last?

Difficult to say: That is a very complex regimen for sleep and I am glad you are not taking any of these since you are pregnant. Restoring is the most likely of these to cause rebound insomnia, but it depends on how often you were taking each of them. Pregnancy itself can also affect sleep due to hormonal changes ...Read more

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What sedatives work best Ambien cr, sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, rozerem or silenor?I take restoril but doesn't work.I can't sleep unless i take an extra seroquel.

What sedatives work best Ambien cr, sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, rozerem or silenor?I take restoril but doesn't work.I can't sleep unless i take an extra seroquel.

Don't get dependent: Taking more and more sleep meds is a dangerous path. Figure out why you can't sleep; see your primary care md first. Eliminate caffeine; don't exercise too late in the evening; stay away from your cell phone and other bright screens just before going to bed. Don't go to bed until you're sleepy. May need referral to sleep lab. Try to get off all sleep meds. Good luck! ...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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Restoril (Definition)

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