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Restoril Withdrawal and Tapering Help


Benzodiazepine prescriptions have increased dramatically since 2014 and considered a hidden element in the overdose epidemic. A psychiatrist at Stanford University, Dr. Keith Humphreys has openly stated the medical community is not giving the epidemic its proper attention. Need Help to Get Off Restoril?  Are you suffering through Restoril Withdrawals and looking for a proper Restoril Taper?  Have you tried to Stop Restoril and couldn’t?  Let our nonprofit help you with our holistic approach to Restoril Withdrawal.  For the past 15 years we have helped people in 78 countries to help ease Restoril Withdrawal so they could Come Off Restoril successfully.  Learn how to do the correct Restoril Taper. You do not have to suffer through Restoril Withdrawals, you can Stop Restoril the right way so you can Stay Off Restoril.  The success of our at-home program is from unmatched service, unrivaled holistic approach with nutraceuticals that promote sleep, and our unique mentoring.  CONTACT US  For Help to Quit Restoril.



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Our Restoril weaning program is a slow taper that allows you to safely step down from Restoril under the guidance of Our Team, Your Physician and Pharmacist. The Pre-Taper is for Symptom Relief. You will not wean  Restoril until you feel better. This is where our Advanced Nutraceuticals are critical. Point of Return provides healthy, Drug-Free Strategies to help ease Restoril withdrawal and support well-being. Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis.*

Our In-Home programs are individualized based on your situation. An assessment is done once you start the Restoril Withdrawal Program which allows us to individualize your gameplan based on age; length of time on the medications; health challenges; lifestyle, stress levels; additional medications; and interactions. Don't Wean Restoril alone, work with our Prescription Drug Experts.

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      RESTORIL HISTORY AND INFO  ( link | pdf )



      Restoril History and Information

      Restoril is an intermediate acting benzodiazepine, approved for the short-term treatment of insomnia. Chronic use of Restoril can cause drug tolerance and this can develop rapidly, therefore Restoril is only recommended for short-term use (1-2 weeks). In use longer than 1-2 weeks, tolerance or dependency to Restoril can rapidly develop, causing the inability of Restoril to maintain sleep.  Some studies have shown tolerance to Restoril can occur in as little as one week, whereas other studies showed no issue of tolerance in 6 days.

      Restoril (Temazepam) is an intermediate acting benzodiazepine, approved for the short-term treatment of insomnia.  Temazepam was first synthesized in 1969 and by the 1980s became one of the most popular and widely prescribed hypnotics on the market.

      While Temazepam (Restoril) was shown in laboratory sleep studies to decrease the number of nightly awakenings but has the disadvantage of distorting the normal sleep pattern. In the UK the prescribing guidelines of hypnotics are restricted to 2-4 weeks due to concerns of tolerance and dependence.  In the United States Temazepam (Restoril) is approved as “no-go pills” to help special-duty personnel and aviators sleep for mission readiness.

      A current study is underway from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to analyze the effects of pharmaceuticals on fish to determine the life-cycle exposure and alterations from Temazepam (Restoril) individually and then combined with anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics and a muscle relaxants since this combination is typically found in streams flowing into the Great Lakes.

      The main pharmacological action of Restoril is to increase the effect of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid GABA. This causes sedation, motor impairment, ataxia, anxiolysis, an anticonvulsant effect, muscle relaxation, and a reinforcing effect. 

      As with all benzodizepines, Restoril produces addictive central nervous system effects when taken with other medications that depress the CNS, such as barbiturates, other benzodiazepines, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, antihistamines, anesthetics and alcohol.

      Restoril had the highest rate of drug intoxication (including overdose), among benzodiazepines in cases with and without alcohol combined (1985 study).  A 1995 Australian study found that overdose with Temazepam (Restoril) was more likely to lead to coma than other benzodiazepines.

      Restoril Withdrawal Symptoms, Side Effects, Adverse Reactions


      aggression, anxiety, balance issues , blurred vision, brain zaps, concentration impairment, constipation, crying spells, depersonalization, diarrhea, dizziness. electric shock sensations, fatigue, flatulence, flu-like symptoms, hallucinations, hostility, highly emotional, indigestion, irritability, impaired speech, insomnia, jumpy nerves, lack of coordination, lethargy, migraine headaches / increased headaches, nausea, nervousness, over-reacting to situations, paranoia, repetitive thoughts or songs, sensory & sleep disturbances, severe internal restlessness (akathisia), stomach cramps, tremors, tinnitus (ear ringing or buzzing), tingling sensations, troubling thoughts, visual hallucinations / illusions, vivid dreams, speech or visual changes, worsened depression, insomnia, abdominal and muscle cramps, convulsions, feeling of discomfort, inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, sweating, tremors, vomiting


      daytime drowsiness Amnesia or forgetfulness Muscle weakness, lack of balance or coordination, numbness, burning, pain, or tingly feeling, headache, blurred vision, depressed mood, feeling nervous, excited or irritable, nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, dry mouth, increased thirst, confusion, feeling restless, low energy, feeling weak

      RESTORIL SERIOUS SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE: Contact your doctor right away if you are experiencing any of these.

      weak or shallow breathing, fast or pounding heartbeats, confusion, slurred speech, unusual thoughts or behavior, hallucinations, agitation, aggression, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself, restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck, pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, problems with urination, low fever, dark urine, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, clay-colored stools, Jaundice or yellowing of the skin or eyes


      Severe: neonatal abstinence syndrome, teratogenesis, angioedema, anaphylactoid reactions, neonatal respiratory depression Moderate: euphoria, confusion, blurred vision, ataxia, palpitations, dyspnea, amnesia, nystagmus, hallucinations, tolerance, psychological dependence, physiological dependence, withdrawal, memory impairment, complex sleep-related behaviors, hypotension, respiratory depression Mild: drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness, lethargy, anxiety, diarrhea, weakness, vertigo, nausea, tremor, vomiting, ocular irritation, hyperhidrosis, back pain, agitation, restlessness, somnambulism, nightmares, insomnia

      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), CNS depression, coadministration with other CNS depressants, pulmonary disease, respiratory depression, respiratory insufficiency, sleep apnea

      The most serious reactions of temazepam are CNS depression and respiratory depression. As with other benzodiazepines, temazepam should not be used in patients with known respiratory depression. Use with extreme caution in patients with severe pulmonary disease or conditions associated with compromised respiratory function or respiratory insufficiency such as sleep apnea or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Additionally, avoid coadministration with other CNS depressants, especially opioids, unless no other alternatives are available as coadministration significantly increases the risk for respiratory depression, low blood pressure, and death.

      Restoril References and FDA Information

      The FDA states:

      Withdrawal symptoms. You may have withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking RESTORIL (Temazepam) suddenly. Withdrawal symptoms can be serious and include seizures shakiness, stomach and muscle cramps, vomiting and sweating. Mild withdrawal symptoms include a depressed mood and trouble sleeping. Talk to your healthcare provider about slowly stopping RESTORIL (Temazepam) to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

      Abnormal thoughts and behavior. Symptoms include more outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal, confusion, agitation, hallucinations, worsening of depression, and suicidal thoughts.

      Abuse and dependence. Taking RESTORIL (Temazepam) can cause physical and psychological dependence. Physical and psychological dependence is not the same as drug addiction. Your healthcare provider can tell you more about the differences between physical and psychological dependence and drug addiction.

      Severe allergic reactions. Symptoms include swelling of the tongue or throat, trouble breathing, and nausea and vomiting. Get emergency medical help right away if you have these symptoms after taking RESTORIL (Temazepam).

      Abuse and addiction are separate and distinct from physical dependence and tolerance. Abuse is characterized by misuse of the drug for non-medical purposes, often in combination with other psychoactive substances. Physical dependence is a state of adaptation that is manifested by a specific withdrawal syndrome that can be produced by abrupt cessation, rapid dose reduction, decreasing blood level of the drug and/or administration of an antagonist. Tolerance is a state of adaptation in which exposure to a drug induces changes that result in a diminution of one or more of the drug’s effects over time. Tolerance may occur to both the desired and undesired effects of drugs and may develop at different rates for different effects.

      Addiction is a primary, chronic, neurobiological disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. It is characterized by behaviors that include one or more of the following: impaired control over drug use, compulsive use, continued use despite harm, and craving. Drug addiction is a treatable disease, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, but relapse is common.



        *While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice.

        *The statements/info on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The products and labels mentioned / sold are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.

        * Testimonial results may vary person to person.

        *The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized With Your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent and support throughout.

        *This program is not meant to cure or prevent any disease or illness.

        *Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support throughout the process. More..