Temazepam is a benzodiazepine used in the treatment of sleep disorders. This medication is taken by patients in order to help them fall asleep and remain asleep throughout the night.

Temazepam is available in tablet and capsule form. Both are consumed orally, with or without food. This drug is most effective when taken right before bed. This drug can become very addictive and prolonged use can be harmful.

Common side effects associated with this type of medication include headache, heartburn, drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness, dry mouth and diarrhea. If the side effects are becoming progressively worse, contact a medical professional for immediate assistance.

Temazepam is occasionally prescribed for other purposes, as directed by your doctor.

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