I started out on 15 mg and was increased to 30 mg 2 months ago and now the 3o mg is no longer affective. Should I ask my MD to increase the dose or is it unusual to prescribe higher than 30 mg at bedtime?
30 mg is about the maximum dose. On occasion, I have seen where a Dr will allow a dose then a second dose in an hour if the person has not fallen asleep. this medication is notorious for tolerance though. Even if you increase the dose, you will eventually beconme tolerant. You might talk to the Dr about other options. Have you tried Lunesta or Ambien?
I had the same problem as you, After about 6 months it wasn't helping much. I asked my Doc about upping the dosage but she told me 30MG is the max. What she ended up doing to help me sleep (I'm disabled & in pain 24/7) was to prescribe Trazadone along with the Temazepam and that has been helping me for years now. Good luck, I hope you get it sorted out.
Based on what I read here I took a total of 60mg of Temazepam in one night. I’m only prescribed 30, but I took first dose around 10:30, and second dose around after 3 am. I’m pretty sure it will be okay. I was kind of keyed up from the Eagles NFC win - I live near Philadelphia, so I think that’s why it didn’t really work. Or maybe I’m building up a tolerance. I also take 1.5 mg of Clonazepam at bedtime, but that’s for anxiety not specifically sleep. And I seemto drag the next day if I take more of it. My doc recently lowered my dose from 2 mg to 1.5 mg.
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