Generic Name : Temazepam Pronunciation : te maz' e pam Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics ICD Code : Y47.5
International- Restoril. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a benzodiazepine derivative, prescribed for short-term treatment of insomnia. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with severe mental disorder, acute angle-closure glaucoma, severe liver disease, hypersensitivity and during pregnancy.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The recommended usual adult dose is 15 mg before retiring, 7.5 mg may be sufficient for some patients, and others may need 30 mg. How it should be taken :
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, at bedtime. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of alcoholism, any allergy, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, or difficulty in coordination, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption.
* It should not be used in children. Side Effects :
Drowsiness during the day, dizziness, weakness, confusion, muscle incoordination, fatigue, faintness, talkativeness, restlessness, anxiety, excitement, trembling, muscle spasms and nightmares.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature.
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