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I think this legal drug should be taken off the system.

Your thoughts.

Use of temazepam should be avoided, when possible, in individuals with the following conditions:
Ataxia (gross lack of coordination of muscle movements)
Severe hypoventilation
Acute narrow-angle glaucoma
Severe hepatic deficiencies (hepatitis and liver cirrhosis decrease elimination by a factor of 2)
Severe renal deficiencies (e.g. patients on dialysis)
Sleep apnea[9]
Severe depression, particularly when accompanied by suicidal tendencies
Acute intoxication with alcohol, narcotics, or other psychoactive substances
Myasthenia gravis (autoimmune disorder causing muscle weakness)
Hypersensitivity or allergy to any drug in the benzodiazepine class

[edit] Special caution needed

Temazepam should not be used in pregnancy, as it may cause harm to the fetus. The safety and effectiveness of temazepam has not been established in children; therefore temazepam should generally not be given to individuals under 18 years of age, and should not be used at all in children under 6 months old. Benzodiazepines also require special caution if used in the elderly, alcohol or drug-dependent individuals and individuals with comorbid psychiatric disorders.[10]

Temazepam, similar to other benzodiazepines and nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic drugs causes impairments in body balance and standing steadiness in individuals who wake up at night or the next morning. Falls and hip fractures are frequently reported. The combination with alcohol increases these impairments. Partial, but incomplete tolerance develops to these impairments.[11] The smallest possible effective dose should be used in elderly or very ill patients, as there is a risk of apnea and/or cardiac arrest. This risk is increased when temazepam is given concomitantly with other drugs that depress the central nervous system.[12]

Because benzodiazepines can be abused and lead to dependence, their use should be avoided in people in certain particularly high risk groups. High risk groups include people with a history of alcohol or drug abuse or dependence, emotionally unstable patients, people with severe personality disorders (such as Borderline Personality Disorder). If temazepam is indeed prescribed to people in these groups, they should generally be monitored very closely for signs of abuse and development of dependence
Posted by plant3.1, Sunday, 1 July 2012 1:52:52 AM
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Apart from being able to support the needs and being able to provide a sustainable living to those who are included, I think that it is still really important to provide health benefits to those who need it most.

Though it has been an ongoing battle against sickness and diseases, it still is important to be familiar with how things are going in cases that are not as familiar with other. Hopefully there will be more inclination toward this.
Posted by myoder, Thursday, 12 July 2012 1:58:10 PM
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