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Temazepam : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Temazepam with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Temazepam is a benzodiazepine derivative, prescribed for short-term treatment of insomnia.

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Temazepam Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit: Temazepam interacts with grapefruit leading to increased plasma concentration of the drug and central nervous system (CNS) depressant effects.
Tobacco Products Cigarette smoking with temazepam may decrease the effectiveness of the drug.

Temazepam Interactions with Alcohol

Alcohol adds to the effect of temazepam on the central nervous system resulting in excessive drowsiness and decreased motor skills.
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How to Take the Medication -

Temazepam comes as a capsule to take directly by mouth. Usually it is recommended to take it at bedtime since you will feel sleepy immediately after taking it. You must have 7-8 hours of sleep after this medicine. If you are asked to take it regularly, don't stop taking without talking to your doctor. Because, stopping the drug suddenly will make you feel more depressed.
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