Compare Butisol vs. Restoril
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Helps you fall asleep.
Butisol (butabarbital) is not very good for sleeping problems because it can be addictive.
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.
3.9/ 5 average rating with 51 reviewsforRestoril
- Butisol (butabarbital) works very quickly to help you fall asleep, within 45-60 minutes, and it lasts 6-8 hours.
- 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.
- Your body can get used to needing Butisol (butabarbital) for sleeping.
- Butisol (butabarbital) can interact with a lot of medicines, vitamins and supplements.
- 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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1possible side effects
The Restoril (Temazepam) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
- Addiction and tolerance
- Behavior changes
- Feeling awake
- Having acute or chronic pain
- age 65 or older
- Breathing problems
- Drinking alcohol
- Taking narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines
- Tolerance and dependence
- Taking more than the prescribed dose
- Taking longer than 4 weeks
- History of drug abuse
- Long-term use
- Harm to fetus
- Women of childbearing age
- Driving impairment
- Taking other medicines that make you less alert
- Memory problems
- Taking with alcohol
- Taking with other drugs that acts in the brain
- Age 65 or older