Temazepam is an intermediate acting benzodiazepine and hypnotic used to treat insomnia. Such use should generally be for less than ten days. Effects generally begin within an hour and last for up to eight hours.
Before you take Temazepam
When you must not take it
Do not take Normison if you are allergic to:
- Temazepam or any other benzodiazepine medicines
- Any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include skin rash, itching or hives; swelling of the face, lips or tongue which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing; wheezing or shortness of breath.
Do not take Normison if you have:
- severe and chronic lung disease or breathing difficulties
- sleep apnoea
- depression with or without anxiety problems. Temazepam can increase thoughts of death or suicide.
How much to take
The dose of Normison varies from patient to patient.
The usual starting dose is one 10 mg tablet each night. Your doctor will tell you how many tablets you need to take each day and when to take them. This depends on your condition and whether or not you are taking any other medicines.
Elderly people over 65 years of age may need smaller doses.
Temazepam should only be used under advice from your medical professional.
For more information use the link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temazepam