TEMAZEPAM- temazepam capsule 
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MEDICATION GUIDE

TEMAZEPAM (tem az' e pam) Capsules,  C-IV 

What is the most important information I should know about temazepam?

Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how taking temazepam and opioids affects you.

          o driving a car (“sleep-driving”)
          o making and eating food
          o talking on the phone
          o having sex
          o sleep-walking

Call your healthcare provider right away if you find out that you have done any of the above activities after taking temazepam.


What is temazepam?
• Temazepam is a prescription sleep medicine. TEMAZEPAM is used in adults for the short-term (usually 7 to 10 days) treatment of a sleep problem called insomnia. Symptoms of insomnia include trouble falling asleep and waking up often during the night.
• Temazepam is a federal controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep temazepam in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away temazepam may harm others, and is against the law. Tell your healthcare provider if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.
• It is not known if temazepam is safe and effective in children.
• It is not known if temazepam is safe and effective for use longer than 2 weeks.

Do not take temazepam if you:
• are allergic to temazepam or any of the ingredients in temazepam. See the end of this Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in temazepam.

Before you take temazepam, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
• have a history of depression, mental illness or, suicidal thoughts
• have a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction
• have lung disease or breathing problems
• are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. temazepam may cause birth defects or harm your unborn baby.
• are breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed. temazepam may pass through your breast milk and may harm your baby.
Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby if you take temazepam.
Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Taking temazepam with certain other medicines can cause side effects or affect how well temazepam or the other medicines work. Do not start or stop other medicines without talking to your healthcare provider.
Do not take temazepam with other medicines that can make you sleepy unless your healthcare provider tells you to.


How should I take temazepam?

• See “What is the most important information I should know about temazepam?”
• Take temazepam exactly as your healthcare providers tell you to take it. Take temazepam right before you get into bed.
• Do not take temazepam unless you are able to get a full night’s sleep before you must be active again.
• If you take too much temazepam or overdose, get emergency treatment right away.

What are the possible side effects of temazepam?

temazepam may cause serious side effects, including:
• See “What is the most important information I should know about temazepam?”
Abnormal thoughts and behavior. Symptoms include more outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal, confusion, agitation, hallucinations, worsening of depression, and suicidal thoughts.
• 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 temazepam.

temazepam can make you sleepy or dizzy and can slow your thinking and motor skills.
o Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how temazepam affects you.
o Do not drink alcohol or take other drugs that may make you sleepy or dizzy while taking temazepam talking to your healthcare provider. When taken with alcohol or other drugs that cause sleepiness or
o dizziness, temazepam may make your sleepiness or dizziness much worse.

The most common side effects of temazepam include:

      • drowsiness                         

      • headache
      • tiredness                           

      • nervousness
      • dizziness                           

      • nausea

You may still feel drowsy the next day after taking  TEMAZEPAM. Do not drive or do other dangerous activities after taking  temazepam until you feel fully awake.


These are not all the possible side effects of TEMAZEPAM.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


How should I store TEMAZEPAM?

• Store temazepam between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C).
• Keep temazepam and all medicines out of the reach of children.


General information about the safe and effective use of temazepam.
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use temazepam for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give temazepam to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about temazepam that is written for healthcare professionals.

What are the ingredients in temazepam?

7.5mg, 15mg, 22.5mg and 30mg Capsules

Active Ingredient: temazepam USP

7.5 mg Capsules

Inactive Ingredients: Corn starch, lactose anhydrous, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, FD&C Red #40 and titanium dioxide.

May also include: sodium lauryl sulfate. Imprinting ink may contain ammonium hydroxide, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, butanol, shellac, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, and black iron oxide.

15 mg Capsules

Inactive Ingredients: Corn starch, lactose anhydrous, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C yellow # 6, gelatin and titanium dioxide.

May also include: sodium lauryl sulfate. Imprinting ink may contain ammonium hydroxide, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, butanol, shellac, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, and black iron oxide.

22.5 mg Capsules

Inactive Ingredients: Corn starch, lactose anhydrous, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Red #40, gelatin and titanium dioxide.

May also include: sodium lauryl sulfate. Imprinting ink may contain ammonium hydroxide, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, butanol, shellac, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, and black iron oxide.

30 mg Capsules

Inactive Ingredients: Corn starch, lactose anhydrous, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate, gelatin and titanium dioxide.

May also include: sodium lauryl sulfate. Imprinting ink may contain ammonium hydroxide, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, butanol, shellac, potassium hydroxide, propylene glycol, and black iron oxide.

If you would like more information, call Novel Laboratories, Inc. at 1-866-403-7592

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Manufactured by:

Novel Laboratories, Inc

Somerset, NJ 08873

Distributed by:

ASCEND Laboratories, LLC

Parsippany, NJ 07054

ALPI-147-05-06

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Rev: 02/2022 

Revised: 2/2022
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