Temazepam 10mg is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen) is use to treat insomnia (trouble falling or staying asleep).It can also be use to help you relax before an operation or other medical or dental treatments.
This tablet works by slowing down the central nervous system (brain), causing drowsiness which helps patients fall asleep. You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to temazepam. Similar medicines (such as alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, Ativan, Klonopin, Restoril, Tranxene, Valium, Versed, Xanax, and others).Temazepam can be taken by adults over the age of 18.
Poor sleep (insomnia) is fairly common but it does not usually last for long. If you have problems sleeping, it may mean that you have difficulty getting off to sleep, or you may wake up for long periods during the night. Also if you wake up too early in the morning, Sleeping tablets’ like temazepam are consider a last resort, but are sometimes prescribe for a short period of time to help with a particularly bad spell of insomnia.
Temazepam works by affecting the way certain natural brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) transmit messages. This has a calming effect which help you to sleep. It works well in the short term, with one week’s treatment normally being sufficient. Although up to three weeks of treatment are sometimes require.
If you take it for longer, the medicine may lose its effect (you may become tolerant to the effect). And when you stop it you may develop withdrawal symptoms. You may need to keep taking the medicine to avoid the withdrawal symptoms. This is know as drug dependence.
In addition, you may become addicted to temazepam. Addiction is different from dependence. You have an overwhelming craving for a drug, so that you feel compelled to take it even though it is harming you physically or affecting your life and relationships.