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  1. temazepam, Restorilnoun

    a frequently prescribed benzodiazepine (trade name Restoril); takes effect slowly and lasts long enough to help those people who wake up frequently during the night


  1. restoril

    Temazepam (sold under the brand names Restoril among others) is a medication of the benzodiazepine class which is generally used to treat severe or debilitating insomnia. It is taken by mouth. Temazepam is rapidly absorbed, and significant hypnotic effects begin in less than 30 minutes and can last for up to eight hours. Many studies, some going as far back as the early 1980s out of Australia and the United Kingdom, both of which have had serious temazepam abuse epidemics and related mortality, have all mostly corroborated each other and proven that the potential for abuse and physical dependence is very high, even in comparison to many other benzodiazepines. As a result, prescriptions for hypnotics such as temazepam have seen a dramatic decrease since 2010, while anxiolytics such as alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Rivotril, Klonopin), and lorazepam (Ativan) have increased or remained stable. Temazepam and similar hypnotics, such as triazolam (Halcion) are generally reserved for severe and debilitating insomnia. They have largely been replaced by z-drugs (zopiclone, zolpidem) and atypical antidepressants (trazodone, mirtazapine) as first line treatment for insomnia.Common side effects include drowsiness, motor and cognitive impairment, lethargy, confusion, euphoria, and dizziness. Serious side effects may include hallucinations, hypotension, respiratory depression, abuse, anaphylaxis, and suicide. Use is generally not recommended together with alcohol or opioids. If the dose is rapidly decreased withdrawal may occur. Use during pregnancy or breastfeeding is not recommended. Temazepam is a short-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 2020, it was the 223rd most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 2 million prescriptions.


  1. restoril

    Restoril is a brand name for the generic drug temazepam, which is most commonly used to treat insomnia. It is a type of medication known as a benzodiazepine, which acts on the central nervous system to produce a calming effect, aiding in sleep. It is typically prescribed for short-term use and should be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of restoril in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of restoril in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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