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Temazepam Withdrawal

Temazepam is a highly addictive benzodiazepine medication. Temazepam withdrawal is often an option people want to take after chronic use of temazepam or other benzodiazepines. Long term use of benzodiazepines drugs such as the drug temazepam often causes a wide range of adverse effects on a person's physical and mental health. Symptoms and side effects from chronic temazepam use may include memory problems, increasing anxiety, gastrointestinal problems, muscular problems and depression. Long term use of benzodiazepines has been linked in medical papers with an increased risk of suicide attempts mostly via overdose.

Brand Names

Temazepam is a sleeping pill commonly prescribed for insomnia and is available under a variety of brand names including; Apo-Temazepam, Euhypnos, Euipnos, Insomniger, Levanxol, Norkotral Tema, Normison, Nortem, Novo-Temazepam, Planum, Pronervon T, Remestan, Restori, Restoril, Signopam, Temazep, Temaze, Temtabs, Tenox.

How to Withdraw

Addiction to temazepam is very widespread. You can get addicted to temazepam after only a couple of weeks regular use. When a person is addicted to temazepam they will experience benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms which may be severe when they try to stop or reduce the dose of temazepam. Those suffering from an addiction to temazepam need to follow a slow withdrawal plan to minimise the severity of withdrawal symptoms. We recommend that the person gradually crosses over to an equivalent dose of the benzodiazepine drug diazepam. You can read here the article by Prof Ashton on the reasons for a diazepam taper. It is very important that withdrawal from benzodiazepines such as temazepam is done slowly as abrupt or over rapid withdrawal can cause serious and even life threatening mental and physical effects including seizures, psychosis and acute suicidal ideation. If you are addicted to temazepam and wish to withdraw from temazepam we recommend that you use the below withdrawal guide to wean yourself off of temazepam. It is important to note that the below withdrawal guide is only a suggested withdrawal guide as the rate that people can reduce at can vary significantly with some people being able to reduce fairly quickly and others need to go particularly slowly.

Withdrawing from Temazepam

Withdrawing from 3 mg of Temazepam 40 mg using 2 mg Diazepam tablets.
Follow or Adapt Table From Your Starting or Current dose
Morning Lunch Time Evening Before Bed Total Daily Dose
      Temazepam 40 mg Temazepam 40 mg
Cross over can be done in 6 stages instead of 3 stages or even more slowly if any difficulties are encountered during this suggested cross over to diazepam section.
Stabalise for 1 - 3 weeks

Diazepam 5 mg

    Temazepam 20 mg + diazepam 5 mg Temazepam 20 mg + diazepam 10 mg
Stabalise for 1 - 3 weeks
Diazepam 10 mg     Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 20 mg
Stabalise for 1 - 3 weeks
At this stage you should be stabalising on the diazepam and ready to start making some small reductions in dosage.

Diazepam 10 mg

    Diazepam 10 mg Diazepam 20 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
9 mg     9 mg Diazepam 18 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 8 mg  

 

Diazepam 8 mg Diazepam 16 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 7 mg     Diazepam 7.5 mg Diazepam 14.5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 6.5 mg     Diazepam 6.5 mg Diazepam 13 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 5.5 mg     Diazepam 6 mg Diazepam 11.5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 5 mg     Diazepam 5 mg Diazepam 10 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 4.5 mg     Diazepam 4.5 mg Diazepam 9 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 4 mg     Diazepam 4 mg Diazepam 8 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 3.5 mg     Diazepam 3.5 mg Diazepam 7 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 3 mg     Diazepam 3 mg Diazepam 6 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
See also NOTE below for additional information on withdrawing from 5 mg of diazepam
Diazepam 2.5 mg     Diazepam 2.5 mg Diazepam 5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 2 mg     Diazepam 2.5 mg Diazepam 4.5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 2 mg     Diazepam 2 mg Diazepam 4 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 1.5 mg     Diazepam 2 mg Diazepam 3.5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 1.5 mg     Diazepam 1.5 mg Diazepam 3 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 1 mg     Diazepam 1.5 mg Diazepam 2.5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 1 mg     Diazepam 1 mg Diazepam 2 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 0.5 mg     Diazepam 1 mg Diazepam 1.5 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
Diazepam 0.5 mg     Diazepam 0.5 mg Diazepam 1 mg
Hold reduction for 3 - 4 weeks
      Diazepam 0.5 mg Diazepam 0.5 mg
Drop Last 0.5 mg dose of diazepam and Never Take Another Benzodiazepine Again
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