Compare Restoril vs. chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline

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Restoril
(temazepam)

Limbitrol
(chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline)

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.Treats anxiety and depression. While Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) as a combination can be used to treat both anxiety and depression, other medicines are considered first choice because chlordiazepoxide can be potentially addicting.
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5.29Restoril
Reviews for Restoril (temazepam)
65%
of people (All ages) say Restoril (temazepam) is worth it
55%
say it works well
16%
say it's a big hassle
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Reviews for Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline)
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-65% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
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-55% worse vs. Restoril (temazepam)
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+16% better vs. Restoril (temazepam)
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Side effects
Restorilchlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline

We haven’t found good data for Restoril side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Restoril »

The chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
Restorilchlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
Restoril (Temazepam) is a benzodiazepine. It affects chemicals in the brain to calm down your nervous system, helping you sleep and be less anxious.Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) is a combination of 2 medicines. Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine, and it calms activity in a part of the brain responsible for emotional responses. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant, and it raises the amount of norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain, which can improve mood.
Type of medication
Restorilchlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
Restorilchlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for
Restorilchlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • Anxiety And Depression
Risk factors for serious side effects
Restorilchlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • Taking more than the prescribed dose
  • Taking longer than 4 weeks
  • History of drug abuse
  • Long-term use
  • Women of childbearing age
Detailed Restoril (temazepam) risks & warnings »
  • People under age 24
  • Glaucoma
  • Heart disease
  • Alcohol
  • Taking narcotics, tranquilizers, or antihistamines
Detailed Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) 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 animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Alcohol
Restorilchlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • It is not safe to drink alcohol while taking this.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take any narcotics while taking Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) since it can slow your breathing.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take narcotics, tranquilizers, or antihistamines if you're taking Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline). This can slow down your breathing. Talk to your doctor if this is a problem.
Sleep
Restorilchlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • 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.
  • Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) can make you sleepy and unable to focus, so don't drive or do anything requiring concentration for a few hours after taking it until you know how it affects you. This can be worse if you drink alcohol or take narcotics.
Upsides and benefits
Restorilchlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • 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.
  • Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) is available as a generic.
  • Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) works faster than amitriptyline alone.
Downsides and risks
Restorilchlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • 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.
  • Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) is only available in certain strengths, so it can be difficult to customize a dose that treats both anxiety and depression.
  • Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) contains chlordiazepoxide, which can be potentially addicting.
  • You might not notice any changes in your mood until you've been taking Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) for several weeks.
  • Amitriptyline alone is considered a better treatment for anxiety and depression than Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline).
  • Other medicines are considered first choice for treating anxiety and depression over Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline).
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
Restorilchlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • 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.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take any narcotics while taking Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) since it can slow your breathing.
  • If you've taken Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) for an extended amount of time, don't stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor first. It can be very dangerous.
  • Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration while taking Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) since it can make you sleepy. This can be worse if you drink alcohol or take narcotics.
  • You might not notice changes in your mood until you've taken Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) for at least a few weeks.
  • If you're being switched to Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) from a group of medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI), you should wait at least 14 days before you start.
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