Teva Temazepam 20 mg
Brand name: Temazepam 20 mg by Teva Pharmaceuticals
Treatment: Insomnia (sleep disorder)
Quantity per pack: 28 x 20 mg tablets
Price per pill: £1.40
Active Ingredient: Temazepam
Teva Temazepam 20 mg is a drug from a category called benzodiazepines. It works by affecting chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in those having sleep problems (insomnia). It is quite a common method used to treat insomnia (trouble falling or staying asleep). Temazepam works by slowing down the central nervous system (brain), causing drowsiness which helps patients fall asleep. Find more similar products in shop by brand
Temazepam is sold under several different brand names including Restoril, Normison, Nortem to name a few. This medicine is used to treat those who have trouble sleeping. Such use should generally be for no longer than ten days. The effects of Teva Temazepam 20 mg normally begin within an hour and can last for up to eight hours.
Common side effects can include sleepiness, anxiety, confusion, and dizziness. More serious side effects may include hallucinations, abuse, anaphylaxis, and suicide. It is strongly recommended that you do not take together with any types of opioids. If the dose is rapidly decreased withdrawal may occur. Use during pregnancy or breastfeeding is not recommended. Temazepam is an intermediate acting benzodiazepine and hypnotic It works by affecting GABA within the brain.
Temazepam was patented in 1962 and came into medical use in 1969. It is available as a generic medication. In 2017, it was the 142nd most commonly prescribed med in the US, with over four million prescriptions. In sleep studies temazepam significantly reduced nightly awakenings, but has the drawback of distorting the normal sleep pattern. It is officially indicated for severe insomnia and other severe or disabling sleep disorders. The guidelines in the UK limit the prescribing of hypnotics to 2 – 4 weeks due to concerns of tolerance and dependence.