Compare Estazolam vs. Restoril

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Prosom
(estazolam)

Restoril
(temazepam)

Helps you stay asleep longer. Prosom (estazolam) can help you sleep, but you might feel hungover the next day.Helps you relax and sleep. Restoril (Temazepam) is a good short-term option to help you sleep, but it shouldn't replace good sleep habits.
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Have you used Prosom (estazolam)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Reviews for Restoril (temazepam)
65%
+65% better vs. Prosom (estazolam)
55%
+55% better vs. Prosom (estazolam)
16%
-16% worse vs. Prosom (estazolam)
Have you used Restoril (temazepam)?
Worth itNot sureNot worth it
Side effects
EstazolamRestoril
  • Sleepiness 15%
  • Weakness 3%
  • Difficulty controlling muscles 4%
  • Dizziness 4%
  • Abnormal coordination 3%
  • Leg and foot pain 1%
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We haven’t found good data for Restoril side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Restoril »
How it works
EstazolamRestoril
Prosom (estazolam) is a benzodiazepine. It helps you stay asleep by improving the quality of your sleep so you don't wake up as much at night.Restoril (Temazepam) is a benzodiazepine. It affects chemicals in the brain to calm down your nervous system, helping you sleep and be less anxious.
Type of medication
EstazolamRestoril
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
EstazolamRestoril
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
EstazolamRestoril
Risk factors for serious side effects
EstazolamRestoril
  • Using Prosom (estazolam) for more than 10 days
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Taking sedative medicines
  • People age 65 or older
    Detailed Prosom (estazolam) risks & warnings »
    • Taking more than the prescribed dose
    • Taking longer than 4 weeks
    • History of drug abuse
    • Long-term use
    • Women of childbearing age
    • Alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
      • Taking with alcohol
      • Taking with other drugs that acts in the brain
      • Age 65 or older
      Detailed Restoril (temazepam) risks & warnings »
      Pregnancy

      Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

      Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

      Alcohol
      EstazolamRestoril
      • Don't drink alcohol or take other narcotics with Prosom (estazolam) because it can slow your breathing.
      • It is not safe to drink alcohol while taking this.
      Sleep
      EstazolamRestoril
      No sleep related info.
      • Shouldn't make you drowsy the next day as long as you're using normal doses of it.
      • Can cause dizziness and drowsiness, so don't do anything (like driving) after taking it that requires you to focus.
      • Restoril (Temazepam) can make you dizzy and drowsy, especially when combined with alcohol and many other medicines that acts in your brain. It is not recommended for people age 65 years or older.
      Upsides and benefits
      EstazolamRestoril
      • Prosom (estazolam) is available in generic.
      • Helps you fall asleep and stay asleep.
      • Can be helpful to reduce anxiety.
      • Shouldn't make you drowsy the next day as long as you're using normal doses of it.
      Downsides and risks
      EstazolamRestoril
      • Prosom (estazolam) isn't recommended if you're age 65 or older because the side effects can be more intense.
      • You can become dependent on Prosom (estazolam) if you take it for more than a few weeks.
      • If you stop Prosom (estazolam) suddenly after taking it for a while, your insomnia might come back even worse than when you started.
      • Can be habit-forming, meaning you'll start to rely on Restoril (Temazepam) to sleep.
      • Your body can get used to Restoril (Temazepam) and it may not work as well long-term.
      • It's not recommended for people age 65 years or older.
      • Can't be used by pregnant women since it'll cause harm to the baby.
      • If it's used everyday for more than 2 to 4 weeks and you decide to stop taking Restoril (Temazepam), you'll need to work with your doctor to slowly get off the drug to avoid extra side effects.
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      EstazolamRestoril
      • Don't take Prosom (estazolam) unless you know you'll be going to sleep right away.
      • Make sure you can sleep for at least 8 hours before you take it.
      • Prosom (estazolam) works best if you develop good sleeping habits.
      • Take Prosom (estazolam) for the shortest amount of time needed to treat your insomnia since it can be addicting.
      • Don't drink alcohol or take other narcotics with Prosom (estazolam) because it can slow your breathing.
      • Use only as needed when you can't sleep.
      • Starts working within 45 minutes.
      • Can cause dizziness and drowsiness, so don't do anything (like driving) after taking it that requires you to focus.
      • Take it only if you can get a full night's rest.
      • It is not safe to drink alcohol while taking this.
      • Tell your doctor if you notice any changes to your memory or mood.
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