What is Temazepam?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Restoril CO Temazepam Normison Show all

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Temazepam is a benzodiazepine used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. Off label it is 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 341 160
Sleep problems 116 62
Difficulty sleeping through night 92 45
Anxious mood 13 7
Awakening due to pain 5 3
Fibromyalgia 5 1

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 11
Moderate 29
Mild 52
None 149

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Temazepam

Side effect Patients
Slow to wake in morning 8
Brain fog 7
Hangover effect 6
Difficulty falling asleep 5
Problems concentrating 5
Sedation 5

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Temazepam

Dosage Patients
30 mg daily 31
15 mg daily 16
30mg as needed 6
7.5 mg daily 3
15mg as needed 3
15 mg twice daily 2
7.5mg as needed 2
10 mg daily 1
7.5 mg three times daily 1
45 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Temazepam

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 75
Doctor's advice 50
Other 31
Side effects too severe 25
Course of treatment ended 19
Personal research 11
Change in health plan coverage 5
Expense 3
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Duration

Currently taking Temazepam

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 20
5 - 10 years 21
10 years or more 11

Stopped taking Temazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 44
1 - 6 months 51
6 months - 1 year 21
1 - 2 years 31
2 - 5 years 28
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 178
Usually 37
Sometimes 21
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 31
Not at all hard to take 197
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 11
< $25 136
Not specified 91

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Temazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Zolpidem (Ambien) 13
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 4
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 3
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 2
Trazodone (Desyrel) 2

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Temazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 7
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 4
Buspirone (BuSpar) 2
Doxepin (Sinequan) 2
Triazolam (Halcion) 2

Show all 11 treatments patients report switching to

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24 patient evaluations for Temazepam

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SmoothS
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SmoothS
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: none
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

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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
Les1952
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Les1952
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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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
aj81189
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aj81189
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:M56y
FM:13y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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