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Name of generic: temazepam Temazepam te-MAZ-epam Temazepam [ the-MAZ-e -pam

Drug class: Benzodiazepines

What is Restoril?

Restoril is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). Temazepam can affect the chemicals in your brain, which may be out of balance in those suffering from sleep issues (insomnia).

Restoril is a medication for treating sleeplessness (trouble falling asleep or remaining in bed).

Restoril reduces the activity of the central nervous system (brain), which causes sleepiness that helps patients sleep.


Restoril may slow or cease breathing, particularly when you've recently taken an opioid medicine, alcohol, or a prescription substance that may cause breathing problems.

Don't consume Restoril If you do not have at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep before you can return to activity.

Do not take Restoril while you are expecting. Temazepam can cause congenital disabilities or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the infant. Make sure you use effective birth control methods to avoid the birth of a baby while taking this medication.

Certain people who take this medication have been involved in activities like eating, driving and making calls, and afterwards, they have no memory of the event. If this is the case for you, take Restoril off and consult your physician about a different treatment to treat your insomnia.

Temazepam is a habit-forming drug and should only be taken by the person it was prescribed. The medication should not be administered to another person, mainly if the person is prone to substance addiction or abuse. Misusing TEMAZEPAM could lead to addiction or overdose, or even death. Keep the medication in a location where other people cannot access it.

Temazepam could trigger an allergic reaction. Stop taking this medication and seek medical attention immediately if you experience any symptoms warning signs of an allergic reaction like hives, difficulty breathing and swelling of your lips, face or tongue. This medication should only be taken while you're getting ready to sleep for a few hours. It is possible to fall asleep quickly after taking the drug.

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Before you Take this Drug

It is recommended not to make use of Restoril if intolerant to temazepam.

Do not take Restoril when you are pregnant or could be pregnant. This medicine could affect the unborn baby.

To ensure that Restoril is safe for you, inform your doctor if you've ever experienced the following:

  • Respiratory problems or lung diseases;
  • Depression, mental illness, suicidal thoughts;
  • Alcoholism or Addiction to drugs or
  • Kidney or liver disease.

Check with your doctor to see whether it is safe to breastfeed while taking this medication.

Restoril is not a drug that has been approved to be used by anyone younger than 18 years of age.

How to Take Restoril?

Use Restoril precisely as directed by your physician. Follow the instructions on the prescription label and go through all the medication guides or instructions sheets. Don't use Restoril for more extended amounts or more than the prescribed. Inform your doctor if you notice an increased desire to take more medication.

Do not share this medication with anyone else, particularly those with a history of use or dependence. Misusing the medicine can lead to addiction, overdose, or even death. Make sure to keep the medication in a location where other people cannot access it. The selling or distribution of the medicine is against the law.

Use this medicine only if you're getting ready for extended sleep. It is possible to fall asleep quickly after taking the medication.

Consult your physician if your insomnia persists after using Restoril for 7 to 10 consecutive nights or if you notice any behaviour or mood changes. Sleepiness can indicate mental illness, depression or other medical conditions.

Restoril is recommended for a brief period. Don't take this medication for more than two weeks without consulting your doctor.

Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician. You could experience severe withdrawal symptoms that could be life-threatening if you quit using the medication suddenly.

Keep your medicine at room temperature and free of heat and moisture. Place your medication in a secure location where nobody can access it in a way that isn't safe.

Instructions on Dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Insomnia:

7.5 -30 mg each day at nighttime


In the case of insomnia that is transient In the case of insomnia that is transient, the administration of a 7.5 mg dose might suffice to increase sleep quality.

In elderly patients or those with debilitating conditions, The treatment should begin at 7.5 mg until the individual response is identified.

Use: A short-term treatment for insomnia (generally between 7 and 10 days)

What Happens If I Miss a dose?

Restoril is a medication that can be used in the event of need. Do not miss any dose if you're on a schedule for taking your dose. You should only take this medicine when you can get many hours of sleep. Don't take two doses at once.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Get medical attention immediately or call for help at the Poison Helpline at 1-800-222-1222. A high dose of temazepam could be fatal in the event of a combination in combination with alcohol, opioid medications or other substances that induce drowsiness or slow your breathing.

The symptoms of an overdose can include severe drowsiness, confusion, or even coma.

Avoid this

Avoid drinking or consuming alcohol. Dangerous side effects or even death may occur.

You might experience sleepiness the next day after having taken this medicine. Wait until you are awake before driving or operating machinery, or engaging in any activity you need to stay alert and awake. The way you react could be affected.

Side effects of Restoril

Temazepam could trigger a severe allergic reaction. Take immediate medical assistance when you notice symptoms indicating an allergic reaction with Restoril. Symptoms include hives, breathing difficulties, nausea and vomiting, and mouth, lips, face or throat swelling.

Restoril can sluggish or even stop your breathing, especially if you've recently taken an opioid drug or alcohol. Someone who cares for you needs to seek urgent medical attention if you experience prolonged breathing, pauses in your breathing and blue lips, or difficulty getting up.

See your doctor right away If you suffer from the following:

  • Confusion, agitation, hallucinations;
  • Depressed mood;
  • The thoughts of suicide or harming yourself.

A few people using Restoril have participated in activities like eating, driving and walking, making phone calls, or having sexual relations but later not having any memory of the event. Talk to your doctor if this occurs to you.

The feeling of drowsiness and dizziness could be more frequent when older individuals. Take care to avoid falling or injury that is accidental.

Common side effects of Restoril include:

  • Drowsiness, tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea; or
  • Being nervous.

When you stop taking Restoril, take medical advice immediately if you notice symptoms that include: strange muscle movements, being more talkative or active or experiencing sudden and extreme changes in behaviour or mood such as hallucinations, confusion and seizures, suicidal ideas or behaviours.

Specific withdrawal symptoms can last for 12 months or more after discontinuing this medication abruptly. Inform your doctor whether you suffer from persistent anxiety or depression, problems with your memory or thinking, trouble sleeping or sleeping, ear ringing and a prickly or burning sensation or creeping sensation in your skin.

This is a partial list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Contact your doctor for advice regarding medical products. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with Other Drugs

Restoril and other medications that cause you to sleep or slow your breathing could result in dangerous adverse side effects or even death. Ask your doctor before taking opioids, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medication for seizures or anxiety.

Other medications, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products, may be incompatible with temazepam. Inform your doctor about any other medications you take.




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