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 353 163
Difficulty sleeping through night 95 48
Anxious mood 13 7
Insomnia 6 5
Awakening due to pain 5 3

Show all 47 reasons taken


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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 11
Moderate 31
Mild 52
None 157

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Temazepam

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

Show all 54 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Temazepam

Dosage Patients
30 mg daily 29
15 mg daily 15
30mg as needed 7
15mg as needed 5
10mg as needed 2
1 daily 1
7.5 mg daily 1
10 mg daily 1
20 mg daily 1
7.5 mg three times daily 1

See all 22 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Temazepam

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 76
Doctor's advice 52
Other 33
Side effects too severe 26
Course of treatment ended 19
Personal research 12
Change in health plan coverage 6
Expense 3
See all 188 patients who've stopped taking Temazepam

Duration

Currently taking Temazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 23
5 - 10 years 21
10 years or more 15

Stopped taking Temazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 44
1 - 6 months 51
6 months - 1 year 24
1 - 2 years 33
2 - 5 years 29
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 185
Usually 39
Sometimes 22
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 32
Not at all hard to take 206
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 11
< $25 142
Not specified 95

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Temazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 19
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 4
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 3
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 2
Trazodone (Desyrel) 2

Show all 12 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Temazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 8
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 4
Zolpidem (Ambien) 3
Buspirone (BuSpar) 2
Doxepin (Sinequan) 2

Show all 11 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 sleeping through night)
  • 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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