Restoril

(Temazepam)

3.9/ 5 average rating with 51 reviewsforRestoril
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Helps you relax and sleep.

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Our bottom line

Restoril (Temazepam) is a good short-term option to help you sleep, but it shouldn't replace good sleep habits.

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Quick facts about Restoril
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (temazepam)

Upsides

  • 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.
People’s experience with Restoril

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Downsides

  • 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.
How it works

Restoril (Temazepam) is a benzodiazepine. It affects chemicals in the brain to calm down your nervous system, helping you sleep and be less anxious.

Quick facts about Restoril
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (temazepam)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
People’s experience with Restoril

51reviews so far. What do you think?

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Side effect rates for Restoril (Temazepam)

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Risks and Warnings for Restoril (Temazepam)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking more than the prescribed dose
    • Taking longer than 4 weeks
    • History of drug abuse

    If you use Restoril (Temazepam) for 4 weeks or more, it's likely that your body will develop tolerance to it, which means that more and more of the medication is needed to achieve the same effect. You're also likely to become physically dependent on the medication, meaning you'll feel withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it all at once. You can avoid withdrawal by weaning off of the medication very slowly with the help of a doctor. Take only the prescribed dose to minimize risks of abuse and overdose. Restoril (Temazepam) shouldn't be used by people with a history of drug abuse if an alternative medication is available.

Pharmacist Q&A

Restoril (Temazepam) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats insomnia in the short term (typically 7-10 days).

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats insomnia in the short term (typically 7-10 days).

Common concerns from people taking Restoril (Temazepam)

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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.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Restoril
XUnsafe
Alcohol
  • It is not safe to drink alcohol while taking this.
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed temazepamon 10/13/2017Use no alcohol, take for 2 weeks skip a week and repeat, keeps working this way
    68
    Man
    Two years or more
    Insomnia
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Restorilon 7/13/2016It is very addictive but it does help it's better than alcohol as far as your liver is concerned
    34
    Woman
    Insomnia
Sleep
  • 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.
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Restorilon 1/3/2017I have tried every sleeping medication on the market as I have chronic severe insomnia, it has worked better than any other medication I've tried including ambien. I can only hope I don't build a tolerance to this medication like I have other medications. At times I am able to add two mg of Klonopin with it which allows me to stay asleep for approximately 6 hours, for me this is as good as it gets dor me. I have had severe insomnia for over 12 yrs.
    46
    Woman
    Insomnia