What is temazepam used for?
Restoril is used to treat anxiety, nervousness and tension associated with anxiety disorders. Active substance is temazepam. Temazepam 15 mg is also used to treat certain types of epilepsy and insomnia (causes a sleep).
Restoril causes addictive. Perhaps the emergence of physical psychological dependence on the drug. Do not exceed the dose and do not use the drug longer than the prescribed period. In case of sudden failure of the drug after several weeks abstinence effect is possible. Your doctor may recommend a gradual reduction of the dose.
Contraindications for use Restoril generic
Do not take Restoril, if you have narrow-angle glaucoma. Restoril is able to worse your condition.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have
- kidney disease;
- hepatic disease;
- asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or other respiratory disease;
- you are depressed or have suicidal thoughts.
You can’t take Restoril for anxiety, or you may need a dose adjustment or special monitoring during the course of treatment if you suffer from any of the conditions listed above.
Restoril for sleep refers to category D in classification FDA during the pregnancy. It means that the harmful effects of the drug on an unborn baby is proved. Do not take Restoril, if you are pregnant, without first talking to your doctor.
Restoril passes into breast milk and may affect a nursing infant. If you are breast-feeding, do not take Restoril without consulting a doctor.
If you are over 65 years of age, the risk of drug side effects is quite high. You may need a lower dose of Restoril.
Temazepam for sleep is not recommended for use by children younger than 18 years.
Precautions when you take Restoril
Be careful during the driving, operating of machinery or performing other hazardous activities. Restoril 15 mg may cause drowsiness or dizziness. If you have dizziness or drowsiness, avoid these activities.
Alcohol should be avoided. Drinking alcohol during the course of treatment with temazepam generic may increase drowsiness and dizziness. Also, alcohol increases the risk of seizures if Restoril is used as an anticonvulsant.
Restoril may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), pain relievers, medications to relieve anxiety, anticonvulsants, muscle relaxants. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you are taking, and do not start the admission of new medicines without consulting your doctor.
What are the possible side effects of temazepam 30 mg capsule?
In the event of the occurrence of the following serious side effects, stop taking generic Restoril and consult a doctor:
- an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, narrowing of the airways, swelling of the lips, tongue, face or hives);
- sores in the mouth or throat;
- yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes;
- hallucinations or severe confusion;
- impaired vision.
It is more likely the emergence of other, less serious side effects. Continue taking this medication and tell your doctor if you have:
- drowsiness, dizziness, or clumsiness;
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation;
- difficulty urinating;
- vivid dreams;
- dry mouth;
- decreased sex drive; or
- behavior change.