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Temazepam ( Restoril )
Temazepam ( Razepam, Restoril, Temaz )
Temazepam ( Razepam, Restoril,Temaz ) is a sedative ( benzodiazepine ) used primarily as a sleeping pill. It is used in the treatment of frequent night time awakening, difficulty in falling asleep, insomnia, or waking to early.
15 mg, 30 mg.
Dosages: Actual dosage must be determined by a physician.
If under 18 years of age, DO NOT USE
18 to 60 years of age, 15 mg to 30 mg at bedtime..
Over 60 years of age, 15 mg, Only use if you have to.
Start: 15 mg daily.
Increases: As needed.
Maximum: 30 mg in 24 hours.
Liver Function: Carefully monitored.
Kidney Function: Carefully monitored.
Before taking: N/A
While taking :N/A
Take With: With or without food.
Full Benefits In: In 2 or 3 nights.
Missed Dose(s): If within one hour take, if over an hour skip and then continue on your normal schedule.
Never Take a Double Dose
If Stop Taking: Do not stop without consulting your physician and never abruptly if you have taken this regularly for 3 weeks or more.
Overdose symptoms include: Confusion, loss of consciousness,or sleepiness.
Can be fatal.
Narcotics may increase the sedative effects of this drug. Do not take other sedative,benzodiazepines,or sleeping pills with this drug. The combinations could be fatal. Do not drink alcohol when taking benzodiazepines. Alcohol can lower blood pressure and decrease your breathing rate to the point of unconsciousness.
The habit-forming potential is high.It is possible to become dependent in only two to four weeks. Psychological and physical dependence is common. This drug should not be taken for more then four weeks ( Yudofsky, Hales and Ferguson ). Do not stop taking this drug abruptly, this could cause psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms, also insomnia.
Do not take this drug if you are pregnant. Some studies have found that taking some benzodiazepines may lead to birth defects.
Do not take this drug if planning to become pregnant. Do not take if you are breast-feeding.
Do not give this drug to children.
Only use this drug in small doses if over sixty with strict monitoring.
Do not use If: You had negative reactions to other benzodiazepines, if you have kidney or liver disease. Do not take if you have a chronic breathing problem.
Common: Clumsiness / Sleepiness.
Rare: Abdominal cramps, blurred vision, dry mouth, racing heartbeat / palpitations, shaking / slurred speech, urination problems, convulsions, hallucinations, memory loss, trouble breathing, staggering / trembling, headache, or confusion.
See physician always: Abdominal cramps, blurred vision, dry mouth, racing heartbeat / palpitations,shaking / slurred speech, urination problems, convulsions, hallucinations, memory loss, trouble breathing, staggering / trembling,headache, or confusion.
See physician if severe: Clumsiness / Sleepiness.
Stop taking and see physician NOW: Convulsions, hallucinations, trouble breathing, or staggering / trembling.
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