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Temaze

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Generic Name: Temazepam
Product Name: Temaze

Indication

Temaze is used as a short term treatment for insomnia.

Action

Benzodiazepines potentiate the inhibitory effects of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA throughout the CNS, resulting in anxiolytic, sedative hypnotic, muscle relaxant and antiepileptic effects.

Dose advice

Adult:

  • 5-20mg at night.

Elderly:

  • Initially 5-10mg at night.

Schedule

S4

Common side effects

  • Drowsiness
  • Over-sedation
  • Light-headedness
  • Memory loss
  • Ataxia
  • Slurred speech

Uncommon side effects

  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Hypotension
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion
  • Paradoxical excitation
  • Euphoria
  • Aggression and hostility
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased libido
  • Anterograde amnesia
  • Pain and thrombophlebitis with IV injection
  • Respiratory arrest with IV use

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 3 May, 2006

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