Health QuestionsCategory: MedicationsDoes anybody else use temazepam?
Username asked 3 years ago

Maybe it is not something that is prescribed to often in the states.
 
It is usually used as a sleeping pill over here.
 
I use it for an eye problem (muscular) that is a by-product of tourettes.
 
I prefer it to diazepam and lorazepam because it is more sedating.
 
Whilst I have a very high tolerance to the typical APs (if using them to calm me down, or even just for sleep) and prescription drugs in general, a moderate to high dose of temazepam sees me through my troubles.
 
So that I do not become hooked on it, I alternate between temazepam and zopiclone.
 
Any experiences with this drug?
 
Just curious.

4 Answers
Paco answered 3 years ago

Re: Does anybody else use temazepam?
I take it for sleep 45mg

Username answered 3 years ago

Re: Does anybody else use temazepam?
That is around what I take.

CocoPuff answered 3 years ago

Re: Does anybody else use temazepam?
I used it for a while but then switched to Halcion/triazolam. It sometimes knocked me out too much and other times didn’t help me sleep at all; most of the time, it made me really forgetful the next day. Halcion seemed to be more consistent for me plus it’s pill-splitter friendly. Thankfully I haven’t had to take anything for sleep since starting on Cymbalta : )
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Huggers109 answered 3 years ago

Re: Does anybody else use temazepam?
I just switched to temazepam, brand name Restoril, for sleep.  I had been on Ambien for years.  Restoril is cheaper since it is generic plus, correct me if I’m wrong, but Restoril also has a bit of antianxiety and muscle relaxant properties in addition to being a hypnotic.  
 
I’ve been using it about a month and I am very happy with it.  Because of it’s intermediate half-life, you get some of that antianxiety leftover during the day, but not enough to cause a hangover.
 
This drug is my new sleep med of choice, but it takes about an hour to kick in.