Temazepam - Drug Information

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General Information on Temazepam

Generic Name : Temazepam

Pronunciation : te maz' e pam

Latest prescription information about Temazepam. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y47.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Temazepam

International- Restoril.

Why is Temazepam 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 should Temazepam not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe mental disorder, acute angle-closure glaucoma, severe liver disease, hypersensitivity and during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category X :

Animal and/or human studies have demonstrated fetal injury and potential risks outweigh the benefits of the drug in pregnancy. These drugs are found to be harmful when taken during pregnancy, and should not be used.

What is the dosage of Temazepam?

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 should Temazepam be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, at bedtime.

What are the warnings and precautions for Temazepam?

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.

What are the side effects of Temazepam?

Drowsiness during the day, dizziness, weakness, confusion, muscle incoordination, fatigue, faintness, talkativeness, restlessness, anxiety, excitement, trembling, muscle spasms and nightmares.

What are the other precautions for Temazepam?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Temazepam?

Store it at room temperature.

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