Helps you relax. Xanax (Alprazolam) is okay for occasional or short-term use (up to 4 weeks) for anxiety, and longer-term for panic attacks. More likely to cause withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs. 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. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 5.35 Xanax
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FDA side effect reports for Restoril » How it works Xanax Restoril Xanax (Alprazolam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain and calms the nervous system. This reduces anxiety and can cause sleepiness. 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 Xanax Restoril Prescription only Prescription only Available as Xanax Restoril Pill Extended release Dissolving tablet Liquid Used for Xanax Restoril Risk factors for serious side effects Xanax Restoril › History of drug abuse › Taking with alcohol or drugs › Taking more than 4 mg/day or longer than 12 weeks › Stopping Xanax (Alprazolam) suddenly › Severely depressed Detailed Xanax (alprazolam) risks & warnings » › 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 »
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
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 Xanax Restoril › Not safe to use with alcohol. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. › It is not safe to drink alcohol while taking this.
Kidneys and liver Xanax Restoril › Processed by the liver, so might not be the best choice if you have liver problems. No kidneys and liver related info.
Sleep Xanax Restoril › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. › 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. › Can cause dizziness and drowsiness, so don't do anything (like driving) after taking it that requires you to focus. › Shouldn't make you drowsy the next day as long as you're using normal doses of it. Upsides and benefits Xanax Restoril › Effective at relieving short-term anxiety. › Effective longer-term for panic attacks. › Can be used together with antidepressants to manage anxiety disorders. Especially helpful for anxiety symptoms while you wait for an antidepressant to kick in (it can take several weeks). › 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 Xanax Restoril › Processed by the liver, so might not be the best choice if you have liver problems. › Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. › Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse. › Compared to other benzodiazepines, more likely to cause withdrawal if you take it for a long time and then stop suddenly. › 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 Xanax Restoril › Good for short-term relief of anxiety symptoms. › Starts working in 45 minutes when swallowed. › Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness. › Addictive. Long-term use can cause dependence or abuse. › Not safe to use with alcohol. › 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. Learn more More about Xanax Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Restoril Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert