When and How to Take Temazepam

General considerations for when and how to take this drug include the following:
  • The medication comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth at bedtime.
  • Take it just before you are ready to fall asleep, as it can work rather quickly.
  • You can take it with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Temazepam may cause serious problems if you take it at higher dosages or for a longer period of time than your healthcare provider recommends (see Restoril Abuse).

Dosing Information

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your temazepam dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Temazepam Dosing for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Temazepam can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Temazepam).

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much temazepam may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Coma
  • Decreased reflexes
  • Breathing problems
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension).
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Restoril Overdose for more information.)

Temazepam Medication Information

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