Here ’s Why You Shouldn’t Take a Sleeping Pill Every Night
Tens of millions of Americans struggle to sleep at night, and many of them turn to sleeping pills for relief. Prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids are especially popular among older adults. A recent study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry found that roughly one in three adults ages 65 to 80 use these drugs at least occasionally to fall asleep, and OTC meds like Benadryl and Tylenol PM are the pills of choice for sleepless seniors. Experts say this is concerning for a number of reasons. Studies have linked the regular, long-term use of OTC sleep medicines to some potentially serious side effe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health sleep Source Type: news

Restoril (Temazepam) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 23, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was on a "sedative-hypnotic" mind-altering psychiatric medication - autopsy report
(Natural News) Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was taking mind-altering psychiatric medications at the time he carried out the Mandalay Bay mass shooting, reveal autopsy records obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “Amounts of nordiazepam, oxazepam and temazepam, which are consistent with the anti-anxiety drug Valium, were found in his urine, a toxicology report shows,”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another celebrity victim of Big Pharma: Autopsy report shows Tom Petty died of a prescription drug overdose
(Natural News) Rockstar Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose, an autopsy has revealed. The Los Angeles County coroner determined in a report earlier this month that Petty, 66, was determined to have a variety of pain meds in his system at the time of his death, including fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, alprazolam, citalopram, acetylfentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescriptions for temazepam now need to meet requirements for Schedule 3 CDs
From Monday 1 June 2015 prescriptions for temazepam will be required to meet full prescription requirements for Schedule 3 controlled drugs (CDs). Temazepam is a Schedule 3 Controlled Drug that was previously exempt from the usual Schedule 3 Controlled Drug prescription requirements. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - May 31, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medication and Sleep
This article was adapted from a previous article written by Dr. Moore for his column “Kevlar for the Mind.” (Source: Psych Central)
Source: Psych Central - March 30, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bret Moore, PsyD Tags: Anti-anxiety Antidepressants Atypical Antipsychotics Benzodiazepines Depression Disorders General Medications Sleep Insomnia sleep disorder Sleeping Pills Source Type: news

Diazepam to temazepam: Everyday medicine that could leave you too woozy to drive
A study found drug driving was responsible for up to 200 fatal accidents every year. We examine the common medicines which could have an influence on you behind the wheel... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Handgrip strength and balance in older adults following withdrawal from long-term use of temazepam, zopiclone or zolpidem as hypnotics - Nurminen J, Puustinen J, Lähteenmäki R, Vahlberg T, Lyles A, Partinen M, Räihä I, Neuvonen PJ, Kivelä SL.
BACKGROUND: Benzodiazepines and related drugs affect physical functioning negatively and increase fall and fracture risk. As impaired muscle strength and balance are risk factors for falls, we examined the effects of hypnotic withdrawal on handgrip strengt... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Prescription sleeping pills linked to Alzheimer's risk
Conclusion This case control study has suggested that long-term use of benzodiazepines (over six months) may be linked with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older people. These findings are reported to be similar to other previous studies, but add weight to these by showing that risk increases with increasing length of exposure to the drugs, and with those benzodiazepines that remain in the body for longer. The strengths of this study include that it could establish when people started taking benzodiazepines and when they had their diagnosis using medical insurance records, rather than having to ask people...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Mental health Source Type: news

Prescription sleeping pills 'can raise chance of Alzheimer's by 50%'
The pills known as benzodiazepines, which include temazepam and diazepam, are commonly used to treat anxiety and sleeping disorders and make up some 9.5million prescriptions per year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleeping tablet risk for heart failure patients
Sleeping tablets taken by millions have been linked to an eightfold increased risk of death in people with a common form of heart failure, a study has found (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: temazepam and heart failure sleeping pills linked to deaths in heart failure patients Source Type: news

Restoril / Temazepam Side Effects
Catalogue of side effects for the medication Restoril - generic name Temazepam - which is used to treat insomnia and may be prescribed for use in managing bipolar disorder. Restoril is a benzodiazepine and the usual warnings apply. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - June 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Restoril / Temazepam Side Effe
Catalogue of side effects for the medication Restoril - generic name Temazepam - which is used to treat insomnia and may be prescribed for use in managing bipolar disorder. Restoril is a benzodiazepine and the usual warnings apply. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - May 8, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news