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Restoril Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Restoril® is in a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. It affects chemicals in the brain that may cause unbalanced and may also cause insomnia or anxiety. Restoril is used for the relief of insomnia.

Restoril Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 15 milligrams and you should be taken at bedtime.
  • For older adults, your doctor will prescribe the smallest effective amount in order to avoid side effects such as oversedation, dizziness, confusion, and lack of muscle coordination. The usual starting dose for older adults is 7.5 milligrams.

Uses of Restoril

  • Temazepam is used to induce sleep and cause relaxation.
  • Temazepam may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Restoril

Before taken Restoril medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Restoril. Side effects may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Dry mouth
  • Hangover
  • Increased dreaming
  • Lack of coordination/li>

Warnings and precautions before taking Restoril:

  • After you stop taking Restoril, then you may have more trouble sleeping than you had before you started taking it. This is known as "rebound insomnia" and it will be clear up after 1 or 2 nights.
  • If you have kidney or liver problems or chronic lung disease, then you should tell your doctor.
  • If you are severely depressed or have suffered from severe depression, in the past, then you should consult with your doctor before using this medication.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Restoril with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Restoril with the following:

  • Antihistamines such as Benadryl
  • Barbiturates such as phenobarbital and Seconal
  • Major tranquilizers such as Mellaril and Thorazine
  • Narcotic pain relievers such as Percocet and Demerol
  • Tranquilizers such as Valium and Xanax

After taken Restoril if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Restoril overdose include:

  • Coma
  • Confusion
  • Diminished reflexes
  • Low blood pressure
  • Labored or difficult breathing
  • Sleepiness

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