GENERIC NAME: temazepam
BRAND NAME: Restoril
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PRESCRIBED FOR: Temazepam is used for the short-term (7-10 days) management of insomnia. Insomnia is defined as difficulty falling asleep, frequent awakening during the night after falling asleep, and/or early morning awakening.
SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects associated with temazepam are
Other important side effects include:
MORE SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS: Like all benzodiazepines, temazepam can cause physical dependence. Suddenly stopping temazepam after a few months of daily use may be associated with a feeling of loss of self-worth, agitation, and insomnia. If temazepam is taken continuously for longer than a few months, stopping treatment suddenly may produce:
Therefore, discontinuation usually is accomplished by slowly reducing the daily dose.
There have been reports of people who have taken sedative hypnotics sleep-driving or performing other complex tasks and experienceing no memory of the event. This may occur more often when temazepam is combined with alcohol or other drugs that affect the nervous system. Rare cases of severe allergic reactions involving swelling of the tongue and throat have been reported.
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