Restoril belongs to the class of drugs called benzodiazepines. It is sedative or hypnotic that affects chemicals in brain which cause sleeping disorders due to imbalance.
Restoril is indicated for the treatment of insomnia symptoms such as trouble falling asleep or sleep maintenance difficulty. It helps in faster and longer sleep by lessening the chances of waking up during the night.
Dosage and administration
Take Restoril by mouth as directed by your doctor. Don’t crush or break it and swallow whole.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. The dose may be increased or decreased gradually by your doctor to reduce risk of side effects.
It should be used for short time to treat insomnia. Ask your doctor after using it for 7 to 10 days.
It is better to take it only when needed. You are not likely to be on dosing schedule.
Take Restoril only when you have time for several hours sleep.
Restoril may cause severe allergic reaction. Consult your doctor immediately if you notice any kind of allergic reactions.
Before taking Restoril, tell your doctor if you have any breathing problems, glaucoma, kidney or liver disease, history of depression, suicidal thoughts or history of drug addiction.
Take Restoril only when going on bed for several hours sleep. It starts working quickly as you take it.
Don’t use other medicines causing sleepiness as they will double your sleepiness.
Alcoholic consumption may increase side effects and can cause a fatal overdose.
It should not be shared with any other person.
If you notice memory loss after eating, driving or making phone calls, stop taking Restoril and talk with your doctor.
Never use Restoril if you are allergic to temazepam or to other benzodiazepines such as alprazolam, chlordiazepines, clorazepate, diazepam, lorazepam or triazolam.
Restoril can cause birth defects in fetus or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn. Don’t use Restoril in pregnancy.
Stop taking Restoril and get immediate medical help if you have any of these allergic reactions including hive, breathing problems, swelling of lips, face or tongue. Serious side effects are shallow breathing, fast heartbeat, hallucinations, slurred speech, unusual thoughts, confusion, pale skin, fever, urination problems, easy bruising or bleeding, suicidal thoughts, nausea, stomach pain, amnesia, jaundice, loss of appetite, drowsiness, numbness, dry mouth or increased thirst. Take medical help promptly if any of these effects persist.