I took 7 drank a coke lay down its been 3 hours and I'm still wide awake
Yes, most likely it will make you sleep, since 1/ 30 mg. cap is the recommended dosage. I wouldn't take that much on a regular basis because you will build up a tolerance. Maybe you already have, and that is why 7 didn't work.I would cut way back and use some other way to get to sleep then restart Temaz. at the prescribed dose. If you use a lot of caffeine or other energizers I would also cut those back.
The role of Temazepam is to induce sleep and is effective for about 4 hours (most people stay asleep). Tolerance to it's effects build up rapidly which is why they are usually prescribed "as needed". Like the first answer, try to avoid caffeine after lunchtime (10-12 hours before bed). Try a cup of hot milk before bed instead of a caffeine hit.
Hi, if you have been taking Temazepam for a while you may have become over tolerant of the medication... I would speak with your doctor about trying something else... taking 7 x 30mg tablets could be very dangerous, so please take care. "Manifestations of acute overdosage of Restoril (temazepam) can be expected to reflect the CNS effects of the drug and include somnolence, confusion, and coma, with reduced or absent reflexes, respiratory depression, and hypotension".
Also, if you suffer with insomnia it is best not to drink caffeine after midday.
- Temazepam Information for Consumers
- Temazepam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Temazepam (detailed)
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