Compare Restoril vs. Dalmane
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Restoril (Temazepam) is a good short-term option to help you sleep, but it shouldn't replace good sleep habits.
Dalmane (flurazepam) helps you fall asleep, but its effect can carry over to the next day and be addictive.
- 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.
- Dalmane (flurazepam) works 15-30 minutes after taking it.
- Dalmane (flurazepam) is available in generic.
- 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.
- Can make you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This hangover effect is especially worse for women and elderly.
- Should only be used short-term because it can be addicting.
- Can cause sleep-walking or other sleep-related activities that you may not remember doing the next day.
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- 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
- Behavior changes
- Taking narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines
- Allergic reactions
- Hangover effect
- Over age 65
- Abuse and addiction