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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Temazepan
Temazepan and Pregnancy
Answer: Use of any drug during pregnancy can affect the embryo. Constant use of temazepan will generate an addicted baby. The best advice is to avoid all drugs during pregnancy. Amphetamines and cocaine are major problems currently. Unfortunately it appears that their children will pay with syndromes similar to the Alcholic Baby Syndrome. It clearly affects their cognition and ability to mentally develop-research is currently underway to follow these children long term and see if their development ever approaches the norm.
Answer: Temazepam is the generic name for the drug sold as Restoril. This is a benzodiazepine sedative usually used for sedation to aid sleep. However, it can be used for anxiety or general sedation. Long term use will be addicting. Usual side effects are drowsiness, headache, fatigue, lethargy; and dizziness. It is a drug that is similar to valium, librium etc. Its only difference is its half life and some minor structural changes.