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In this episode, I discuss a medication known as temazepam (Restoril).

Everybody welcome back to another episode of drug talk as always i’m your host gary campbell today we’re gonna be talking about another benzodiazepine medication this one is known as temazepam it’s brand name is rest oriole now before we talked about the medication itself just keep in mind that this channel is for information purposes only and not to be used as a

Source for recommendations for your personal healthcare but as i mentioned temazepam is a member of the benzodiazepine class of medications at appropriate doses it’s hypnotic effect can improve sleep parameters in patients the great thing about this medication again if you get the dose correctly there won’t be any residual effects of the medication and oftentimes

Patients won’t experience any daytime sedation so the official indication for temazepam is to treat insomnia now before somebody was to use temazepam or restoral there are some precautions and warnings that patients should be made aware of as well as one contraindication we should touch on this medication is contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant

This is due to the fact that it may cause fetal harm temazepam is also on the biers criteria which is a list of medications at the elderly population should do their best to avoid or use cautiously if they’re going to use these medications with temazepam and other benzodiazepines in general the risk here is that these patients would be an increased risk of suffering

From cognitive impairment which could even result in delirium falls fractures as well as motor vehicle accidents would also be a concern in this aging population it must be used cautiously in patients who have hepatic or liver impairment as the use of this medication can cause some hepatic abnormalities anaphylaxis and angioedema have both occurred with temazepam

As early as with the first dose if this was to happen to a patient the medication will be discontinued and they would not try this medication again new or worsening of insomnia may be noticed in some patients this would typically be an indicator of another primary medical issue or another psychiatric illness that must be a value dns depressant effects as well

As changes in behavior whether that be aggression agitation hallucinations or depolarization i’ve been reported in patients using temazepam and it’s usually dose related the elderly population would be more susceptible to these side-effects complex behaviors such as sleep driving have been reported with the use of temazepam this would be more common if people

Are using this medication with alcohol or other cns depressants if this was to occur discontinuation of therapy may be necessary browsing this as well as a decrease in level of functioning have been reported with this medication again this would be more common in the elderly population and it may be a sign that the dose is too high it must be used cautiously

In patients who have depression as the use of this medication may put the patient at an increased risk of developing suicidal ideation it must be used cautiously again in patients who had a renal impairment and it should be noted that if the medication is discontinued abruptly the patient may experience withdrawal symptoms and when somebody is made aware of the

Precautions and warnings and they clear that one contraindication we mentioned and they start using tonight as a pam they can expect to take it in capsule form when it’s being used to treat insomnia anywhere from seven point five milligrams all the way up to 30 milligrams may be tried at bedtime a national institute of occupational health and safety did release

A recommendation that if anybody is handling intact temazepam capsules they should use one set of gloves while they’re handling the medication class with all medications there are some side effects or adverse reactions that patients may experience while using temazepam so i’ll try to touch on some of those here for you now in terms of cardiovascular side effects

Patients have to watch out for a drop in blood pressure so they may experience hypotension somnolence may occur in up to nine percent of people who use temazepam third vision can happen about 1.3 percent of the time terms of psychiatric side effects some people do notice mood changes and although this last one is rare it is very serious that angioedema may occur

As well let’s all we’re gonna talk about today with temazepam or a restroom as always i’m thankful that you took the time to do mine one of my videos if you found the information valuable and you’d like to help me grow this channel you can do so by liking the videos sharing the videos or most importantly subscribing to the youtube channel there’s also some links

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