Drug Class And Mechanism: Temazepam is a drug that is used for treating anxiety. It is in the benzodiazepine class of drugs, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), and others.Temazepamand other benzodiazepines act by enhancing the effects of gamma- aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter (a chemical messenger that nerve cells use to communicate with each other) that inhibits many of the activities of the brain. It is believed that excessive activity in the brain may lead to anxiety or other psychiatric disorders and that temazepam reduces the activity. Temazepam increases total sleep time.
Restoril, generic name for temazepam, is a medication that is prescribed as a short term treatment for insomnia. It belongs to the class of medicines known as benzodiazepines. From time to time, everyone experiences trouble sleeping. If you think that you are not getting enough sleep or cannot get sleep that is satisfying, it is possible that you have insomnia. Restoril has only been approved for short term insomnia treatments and it should not be used for sleeplessness for any longer than 10 days.