Compare Restoril vs. Norpramin

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Restoril
(Temazepam)

Norpramin
(Desipramine)

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.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Restoril (Temazepam)
56%
of people (All ages) say Restoril (Temazepam) is worth it
56%
say it works well
22%
say it's a big hassle
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Side effects
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How it works
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Restoril (Temazepam) is a benzodiazepine. It affects chemicals in the brain to calm down your nervous system, helping you sleep and be less anxious.Coming soon.
Type of medication
RestorilNorpramin
Anti-anxiety
Benzodiazepine
Prescription only
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Available as
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  • Pill
  • Pill
Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Depression
Risk factors for serious side effects
RestorilNorpramin
  • 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 »
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    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.

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

    Alcohol
    RestorilNorpramin
    • It is not safe to drink alcohol while taking this.
    No alcohol related info.
    Sleep
    RestorilNorpramin
    • 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.
    No sleep related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    RestorilNorpramin
    • 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.
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    Downsides and risks
    RestorilNorpramin
    • 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.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    RestorilNorpramin
    • 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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