Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Restoril
Generic Name: temazepam (Pronunciation: te MAZ e pam)
What is temazepam (Restoril)?
Temazepam is used to treat insomnia symptoms, such as trouble falling or staying asleep.
Temazepam may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Restoril 15 mg
peach/red, imprinted with RESTORIL 15 MG, FOR SLEEP
Restoril 30 mg
red/turquoise, imprinted with RESTORIL 30 mg, FOR SLEEP
Temazepam 15 mg-MYL
peach, imprinted with MYLAN 4010
Temazepam 30 mg-MYL
yellow, imprinted with MYLAN 5050
Temazepam 30 mg-PUR
white, imprinted with R-077
Temazepam 7.5 mg-GG
peach/white, imprinted with TEMAZEPAM 7.5 mg, 271 cp
What are the possible side effects of temazepam (Restoril)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using temazepam and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about temazepam (Restoril)?
Some people using this medicine have engaged in activity such as driving, eating, or making phone calls and later having no memory of the activity. If this happens to you, stop taking temazepam and talk with your doctor about another treatment for your sleep disorder.
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to temazepam or to other benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), or triazolam (Halcion).
Before taking temazepam, tell your doctor if you have any breathing problems, glaucoma, kidney or liver disease, myasthenia gravis, or a history of depression, suicidal thoughts, or addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Do not drink alcohol while taking temazepam. It can increase some of the side effects, and could possibly cause a fatal overdose.
Avoid using other medicines that make you sleepy. They can add to sleepiness caused by temazepam.
Temazepam may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Temazepam should never be shared with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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