Are there any side effects to taking temazepam?
Adverse effects of temazepam in older adults with chronic insomnia Temazepam is a safe hypnotic for use by older adults over an 8-week treatment period. There are few adverse effects and behavioural tolerance to those effects develop over time.
How long does it take to get a tolerance for temazepam?
However, many users can develop a tolerance to temazepam in as little as three days of regular use. This leads them to need more and more to achieve the same effects as before until they are taking dangerously large doses and have become dependent on temazepam to make it through the night.
Is it safe to stop temazepam cold turkey?
There is also the possibility of seizures, which, while a rarer symptom, become more likely if someone tries to quit temazepam cold turkey. While in medical detox, a doctor can put someone on a tapering schedule to slowly and carefully decrease their temazepam use until it becomes safe enough to stop using altogether.
What kind of drug is temazepam used for?
Temazepam, sold under the brand name Restoril, is a prescription sleep aid and member of the benzodiazepine class of drugs, which possess sedative effects that make them medically useful for combating the symptoms of panic, general anxiety disorders, and sleep disorders such as insomnia.
What kind of prescription do you need for temazepam?
Temazepam is a Schedule 4 drug and requires a prescription. The drug accounts for most benzodiazepine sought by forgery of prescriptions and through pharmacy burglary in Victoria.
When did temazepam come out as a generic?
Temazepam was patented in 1962 and came into medical use in 1969. It is available as a generic medication. In 2017, it was the 142nd most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than four million prescriptions.
What should my temazepam levels be at 24 hours?
Mean plasma levels of temazepam (for days 2 to 7) were 260±210 ng/mL at 9 hours and 75±80 ng/mL at 24 hours after dosing. A slight trend toward declining 24 hour plasma levels was seen after day 4 in the study, however, the 24 hour plasma levels were quite variable.