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 366 172
Difficulty staying asleep 101 52
Anxious mood 13 7
Insomnia 6 6
Awakening due to pain 5 3

Show all 45 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 10
Moderate 32
Mild 55
None 167

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Temazepam

Side effect Patients
Slow to wake in morning 8
Problems concentrating 6
Brain fog 5
Difficulty falling asleep 5
Difficulty waking up 5
Sedation 5

Show all 47 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Temazepam

Dosage Patients
30 mg daily 26
15 mg daily 16
30mg as needed 7
15mg as needed 5
10 mg daily 4
20 mg daily 2
7.5mg as needed 2
10 mg weekly 1
7.5 mg daily 1
22.5 mg daily 1

See all 19 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Temazepam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 76
Doctor's advice 53
Other 38
Side effects too severe 28
Course of treatment ended 19
Personal research 12
Change in health plan coverage 6
Expense 3
See all 198 patients who've stopped taking Temazepam

Duration

Currently taking Temazepam

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 29
10 years or more 19

Stopped taking Temazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 47
1 - 6 months 51
6 months - 1 year 24
1 - 2 years 35
2 - 5 years 33
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 195
Usually 41
Sometimes 23
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 34
Not at all hard to take 216
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 11
< $25 149
Not specified 101

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Temazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
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
Trazodone (Desyrel) 8
Zolpidem (Ambien) 5
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 3
Doxepin (Sinequan) 2
Triazolam (Halcion) 2

Show all 13 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
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • 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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