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Temazepam

Name of Generic: Temazepam [the-MAZE-epam] Temazepam [the-MAZe-epam]
Name of the Brand: The Restoril brand name:
Dosage Form: Oral capsule (15 mg; 22.5 mg; 30 mg; 7.5 mg)
Drug Class: Benzodiazepines

What is Temazepam?

Temazepam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). It can affect the chemicals within the brain that could be out of balance in people suffering from problems sleeping (insomnia).Temazepam can be used for short periods in order to manage the symptoms of insomnia (having trouble falling asleep or not being able to fall asleep).

Temazepam is a drug that slows down the central nervous system (brain), which causes sleepiness that helps patients get to sleep.

Warnings

Temazepam is a drug that can cause breathing to slow or stop, particularly if you've recently taken an opioid or alcohol, a prescription substance that could reduce your breathing.Don't take this medicine. If you don't have at least 7 to 8 hours of rest before returning to activeDo not take temazepam while you are expecting. It can cause birth defects or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms for the infant. Utilize effective birth control to stop the birth of a baby while taking this medication.

Some patients taking this medication have been involved in activities such as eating, calling, or driving and then forgotten about the event. If this is the case for you, stop taking temazepam and consult your physician about a different treatment to treat your insomnia.

Temazepam can be addictive and should only be taken by the person to whom it was prescribed. It should not be administered to another person or anyone with a history of substance abuse or addiction. The misuse of this medicine can result in addiction, overdose, or even death. Keep the medication in a location where other people can't access it.

Temazepam could trigger an allergic reaction. Take this medicine off your list and seek immediate medical assistance in the event that you experience any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction: hives, breathing difficulty, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue. Use this medicine only if you are preparing for a long night of rest. It is possible that you will fall asleep quickly after taking the medication.

Before you Take this Drug

Temazepam is not a good choice if you have an allergy to it.Do not take temazepam when you are pregnant or could be pregnant. This medicine could cause harm to the baby.

To ensure that temazepam is safe for you, inform your doctor if you have ever experienced:

  • Lung disease or breathing issues;
  • Depression, mental illness, suicidal thoughts;
  • Addiction to alcohol, addiction to drugs,
  • Kidney or liver disease.

Consult your doctor for advice on whether it is safe to breastfeed while taking this medicine.Valtaco is not a drug that is approved to be used by anyone younger than 18 years of age.

How to Take Temazepam?

Temazepam should be taken exactly as prescribed by your physician. Follow the instructions on the prescription label and review all medication manuals or instructions. Do not take temazepam in higher quantities or for longer than prescribed. Talk to your doctor if you have a strong urge to take more medication.

Do not share this medication with anyone else, particularly one who has an addiction history. In the wrong hands, it could lead to addiction, overdose, or even death. Make sure to keep the medication in a location where other people are not able to access it. The sale or distribution of this medication is against the law.Only take this medication when you are preparing to sleep for several hours. You could fall asleep quickly after taking this medicine.

Contact your doctor if your insomnia doesn't improve after using temazepam for seven to 10 days or if you are experiencing any behavior or mood changes. Sleepiness can be a sign of mental illness, depression, or other medical conditions.

Temazepam is recommended for a brief period of time. Do not use this medication for more than two weeks without consulting your physician.Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your physician. You could experience life-threatening withdrawal symptoms if you abruptly stop taking the medication.Keep it at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Place your medication in a safe place that is secure and where nobody can access it in a way that isn't safe.

Details on Dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Insomnia:

7.5 up to 30 mg taken orally every day, at bedtime
Comments:
In the case of insomnia, that is transient. In the case of transient insomnia, the administration of a 7.5 mg dose might suffice to increase the quality of sleep.
In patients who are elderly or severely debilitated. The treatment should begin at 7.5 mg until responses are identified.
Use: A short-term treatment for insomnia (generally between 7 and 10 days)

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

Temazepam can be used in the event of need. If you're on a regimented dose, avoid any dose that is missed. Use temazepam only if you are able to get many hours of sleep. Don't take two doses at once.

What Happens If I Overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek immediate attention. You can also seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222. A high dose of temazepam could be fatal if you mix it with alcohol, opioid medication, or other substances that result in drowsiness or slow breathing.The symptoms of an overdose can include severe drowsiness, confusion, or even coma.

What Should be Avoided?

Avoid drinking alcohol. Dangerous side effects or even death could happen.It is possible to be sleepy in the morning following the use of temazepam. Wait until you are awake before driving, operating machinery, or performing things that require you to stay alert and awake. The way you react could be impaired.

Side effects of Temazepam

Temazepam could trigger an allergic reaction. Take immediate medical assistance in the event that you experience symptoms warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as asthmatic hives, breathing difficulty, nausea, vomiting, or swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face.

Temazepam is a drug that can reduce or stop breathing, particularly if you've recently taken an opioid or alcohol. Someone who cares for you should seek immediate medical treatment if you suffer from prolonged breathing, pauses in your breathing, blue-coloured lips, or if it is difficult to get back up.

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