It is hard to have trouble sleeping, since you may lay awake all night long, wake up depressed and go through your days feeling irritable and tired. However, there is a way out of this difficult situation; you simply need to find proper help. To do this, do not go for the first brand of medicine you find. Get the one your doctor prescribes to you and that is proven to work well without any side effects. What is really important is the necessity to look for a medication that is not addictive. You should intend to help your body clock start working normally again. If you get too dependent on a drug, it means that you have built immunity to it or, what is worse, you will not be able to sleep without aid. Today we are going to discuss another sleep aid product called Restoril. This drug promises to help you get a full night's sleep and wake up feeling energized and refreshed. I am concerned with the fact that the brand of the product is badly known in the country, though. The official website is low-informative too. For this reason, you are recommended to talk to your doctor before using this supplement. For now we will take a look at the actual ingredients found in the product.
Restoril (temazepam) is available in the form of capsules for oral administration. Inactive ingredients include FD'C Red #3, FD'C Blue #1, gelatin, magnesium stearate, lactose, titanium dioxide, red iron oxide. The supplement may also includeiron oxide red, n-butyl alcohol, shellac, SD-35A alcohol, and shellac glaze. Temazepam is the active ingredient of the product. It is a white, crystalline substance, slightly soluble in water and alcohol. Generally, temazepam is a benzodiazepine sedative hypnotic that is used to treat insomnia symptoms, such as problems with falling asleep or staying asleep.
Temazepam should only be used for a short period of time to treat insomnia since it may have a negative impact on the user's health. This medication works by slowing activity in the user's brain to make it fall asleep. Temazepam is usually taken at bedtime. You should follow all the directions of the manufacturer on the product's label. Consult your doctor if you do not understand anything or if you have any medical conditions or take some medications on a regular basis. Do not overdose temazepam; otherwise, you may face a number of negative reactions. Plan to go to bed after taking temazepam and to stay in bed for at least seven hours. Do not take the product if you are unable to stay in bed for this period of time after taking the drug. If you get up sooner than in seven hours, you may notice memory problems.
According to the manufacturer, your sleep problems should reduce within a week of taking temazepam. Consult your doctor if your sleep problems do not improve or if they get worse during your treatment. You may notice some changes in your behavior and thoughts. In this case you should consult your doctor who will probably decrease your dose gradually. It is not advised to stop taking temazepam suddenly, since you may face even more difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. You may also feel depressed or experience more serious withdrawal symptoms such as stomach ache, uncontrollable shaking of the body, muscle cramps, excess sweating, vomiting, and seizures.
Restoril (temazepam) has a long list of common side effects including daytime drowsiness, dizziness, forgetfulness or amnesia, muscle weakness, loss of balance or coordination, headache, blurred vision, nervousness, depression, excitability, nausea, irritability, vomiting, dry mouth, stomach discomfort, increased thirst, burning, numbness, tingly feeling, or pain. Serious side effects of Restoril may include weak breathing, confusion, fast or pounding heartbeats, slurred speech, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior, agitation, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself, aggression, restless muscle movements, easy bruising or bleeding, pale skin, unusual weakness, chills, fever, body aches, problems with urination, flu symptoms, stomach pain, loss of appetite, low fever, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes) or clay-colored stools.
There are quite many customer reviews about Restoril on third-party websites. While some people found this product helpful, others did not. For example, one man writes that he was prescribed this medication two days before. He took the drug as directed by the doctor and waited 1.5 hours to feel sleepy but he didn't. Then he took the second pill and after three hours it still hadn't worked for him. He was in bed without any real distractions. The man had to take another medication on top of Restoril and then he felt a bit tired. However, he struggled all night. One woman reports that she has been taking this drug for two weeks with no help. She stays up all night and when she does finally fall asleep she gets up every hour. There are many complaints about experiencing side effects the most common of which is drowsiness. A few individuals reported that they had vivid dreams when using this med. Let's take a look at the real users' reviews available online.
"Restoril does not work at all! I took this medicine 30 mg in addition to 35 mg of Melatonin and Serequil. It took three hours to start working and when it did, I slept for an hour and a half only. This is ridiculous to pay so much money for such an ineffective product! Do not buy this medicine ever!"
"I have taken many sleep aid products already, including Lunesta, Sonata, and Restoril. The latter is the least effective of the medications I have ever taken. I never fall asleep when I take it on its own. Doubling the dose did not help either. Both Sonata and Lunesta work better. Restoril just does not work at all."
"I took Restoril for the first time last night but I had side effects and had to stop using it. This medicine provided me with sleep for two hours only. I was wide-awake at 3:20 in the morning and had to take Klonapin because I had a really busy day at work and needed rest. I will call my doctor and see whether she prescribes a higher dose."
Safeway offers the product for $8.50, Costco sells it at the price of $8.78. You can buy Restoril from Walmart for $11.03, while Walgreens offers it for $12.03.
Summing everything up, I don't think that Restoril is a good sleep medication. It has a great number of disadvantages and comes with numerous side effects such as weakness, nausea, sluggishness, and headaches. It's imperative to seek the help of a professional doctor so that they can monitor your progress. Many users report that this drug does not help them to sleep. Besides, Restoril may interact with many other medications including fluvoxamine, ketoconazole, itraconazole, nefazodone, etc. It has a lot of restrictions and can be very harmful for pregnant and breast-feeding women. This drug leads to dependence and causes very unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. If you are thinking about using this product, you should definitely consult your doctor. Taking into account all pros and cons of Restoril, I cannot recommend this product to usage.