Temazepam is used on a short-term basis to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). It belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep. It comes as a capsule to take by mouth. It is usually taken as needed at bedtime.
How Long Does Temazepam (Restoril) Last?
The half-life of a drug is the time it takes for half the drug to be eliminated from your system. It takes five to seven half-lives to clear out 98% of a drug dose. The amount of time a benzodiazepine remains in your system partly depends on what type it is: ultra-short, short, intermediate, or long-acting. Ultra-short benzodiazepines have a half-life of fewer than five hours, while short- to intermediate-acting benzodiazepines like Temazepam (Restoril) have a half-life from five to 24 hours. Long-acting benzodiazepines have a half-life exceeding 24 hours. The average half-life of Restoril is around 9 hours. Restoril is metabolized by your liver with a half-life in two phases—one short and one long. Most of the drug is excreted in your urine. In general, the typical detection windows for benzodiazepines are different for urine, blood, and saliva, and hair.
Fake Temazepam can be dangerous for a number of reasons. Perhaps they have been falsified or deliberately mislabelled. Illicit medicines often contain the wrong amount of active ingredient (too little, too much, or none at all). Some fake medicines have been found to contain mercury, arsenic, rat poison or cement. In other cases, the medicines may be genuine but have been stolen and then badly stored or may have expired. This means they could be ineffective or contaminated.
How can we spot fake Temazepam pills?
Counterfeit Temazepam are often packaged to a high standard with fake pills that look identical to the genuine ones. Sometimes a laboratory test is the only way to identify the difference. It is essential to take care when buying your medicines, especially online. Look out for the “six Ps”:
Place – Never buy Temazepam from unknown websites or in a marketplace. Buy medicines only from licensed suppliers who display an authenticity certificate. If you are unsure about a supplier’s credentials, check the list of registered dispensaries at your local health regulatory body. This applies to suppliers both online and offline.
Prescriptions – Only buy medicine that has been prescribed by your doctor or healthcare professional. When buying online, make sure the website requires you to present a prescription for Temazepam. Do not buy from websites that offer prescriptions on the basis of questionnaires or do not have a contactable pharmacist.
Promises – Be wary of pharmacies that offer “too good to be true” promises. False promises to watch out for are “cures all types” of a major illness, “money-back guarantee”, “no risk” or “limited supply – buy in advance”.
Price – Check the price of Temazepam against products you usually buy or with reputable providers. If it is substantially cheaper, it is likely to be a fake.
Privacy – Do not supply any financial information to a website, unless you are sure it has a secure online payment system. The trade in fake medical products has also been linked to credit card fraud and identity theft. Do not reveal any personal information beyond appropriate medical details.
Product – Compare the Temazepam against your usual prescription. A medicine is fake if:
- It contains too much, too little or any different ingredients;
- Claims to have different properties or side-effects;
- Has a different shape, size, taste or colour;
- Is not correctly labelled or not labelled at all;
- Has an out-of-date or missing expiry date;
- Does not contain information on how to store the medicine;
- The packaging looks poorly constructed or appears to have interfered with;
- There are spelling or grammatical errors on the packaging or instructions.
If you’ve seen it, report it!
If you think you have used a fake Temazepam or medical product, contact the pharmacy where you purchased it and your healthcare professional. If you suspect you have seen fake medical products for sale (either online or offline), report it to your local police or health regulatory authority. SEE: How to Spot Fake Diazepam (Valium) Pills