Can temazepam tablets be crushed?
Crushing temazepam tablets is not recommended. Crushing or breaking the tablet would destroy the time-release formula, which means that you would get a much stronger effect than normal. The effects may also last longer than if taking the medicine in its original form. You should only swallow temazepam whole and take it at bedtime if you have been told to do so by your doctor.
How long does temazepam take to work?
Temazepam is a short-acting hypnotic. According to the BNF, temazepam may take up to an hour to take effect, but this does depend on the person’s metabolism and how much food or drink has been taken before taking temazepam.
Is temazepam a sleeping tablet?
Temazepam is a prescription-only medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. It’s used to help you sleep. Temazepam is also known by its brand name, Restoril. It belongs in a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are used to treat anxiety and sleep problems, such as insomnia. They work by slowing down brain activity, which helps to calm the mind.
Who can prescribe temazepam?
Temazepam tablets (sold under brand names including Temaze and Apo-Temaz) are only available with a prescription from your GP or doctor. It’s licensed for short-term (up to 4 weeks) use as an anti-anxiety treatment in adults only. Temazepam can cause severe drowsiness and may impair your ability to drive or operate machinery. It’s important that you don’t drive until you know how temazepam affects you.
What does temazepam make you feel like?
Temazepam makes you feel like you’re in a trance-like state and your body is relaxed. You may feel sleepy and a little dizzy, but this will go away when you’ve finished the medicine. You may also feel lightheaded, confused or disoriented. You may have difficulty concentrating and finding the right words to say. Temazepam can make some people feel euphoric (a sense of happiness). This is because it’s a benzodiazepine and works on the GABA receptors in your brain.
Is temazepam dangerous?
Temazepam is a sedative used to treat insomnia and other sleep disorders. It is a very powerful drug that has the potential to cause physical dependence and addiction.