What is Temazepam?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Temazepam is a benzodiazepine used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. It may also be used for the treatment of anxiety; adjunct in the treatment of depression; and management of panic attacks.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 367 170
Difficulty staying asleep 102 52
Anxious mood 14 7
Insomnia 6 6
Awakening due to pain 5 3

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  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 11
Moderate 33
Mild 54
None 167

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Temazepam

Side effect Patients Percentage
Slow to wake in morning 8
Problems concentrating 7
Difficulty waking up 6
Brain fog 5
Sedation 5
Difficulty thinking 4

Show all 47 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Temazepam

Dosage Patients Percentage
30 mg daily 19
15 mg daily 10
30mg as needed 4
10mg as needed 3
7.5mg as needed 2
10 mg weekly 1
7.5 mg daily 1
10 mg daily 1
7.5 mg three times daily 1
15mg as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Temazepam

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Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 79
Doctor's advice 53
Other 39
Side effects too severe 30
Course of treatment ended 20
Personal research 13
Change in health plan coverage 6
Expense 3
See all 206 patients who've stopped taking Temazepam

Duration

Currently taking Temazepam

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 20
10 years or more 13

Stopped taking Temazepam

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 47
1 - 6 months 54
6 months - 1 year 24
1 - 2 years 35
2 - 5 years 34
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 196
Usually 41
Sometimes 23
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 34
Not at all hard to take 217
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 11
< $25 147
Not specified 104

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Temazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Zolpidem (Ambien) 21
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 4
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 4
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 4
Trazodone (Desyrel) 4

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Temazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Trazodone (Desyrel) 10
Zolpidem (Ambien) 5
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 3
Doxepin (Sinequan) 2
Lorazepam (Ativan) 2

Show all 14 treatments patients report switching to

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24 patient evaluations for Temazepam

Apr 6, 2016 (Started Oct 13, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 30, 2015 (Started Oct 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (deteriorating mental ability (dementia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 22.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My Doctor informed me that this would cause dementia. I changed to Doxepin. As I was getting panic attacks with Doxepin, he has me taking Restoril with it. 
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 27, 2014 (Started Oct 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 16, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When the fibromyalgia is strong the temazepam doesn't work as well. It gives my body enough rest to function better throughout the day.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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