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Restoril vs Klonopin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 30

This is personalized comparison of Restoril vs Klonopin for a male aged 30. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Restoril (latest outcomes from 7,637 users) has active ingredients of temazepam. It is often used in insomnia.

Klonopin (latest outcomes from 31,263 users) has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

On Nov, 10, 2014: 2,480 male patients aged 27 who take the same drugs are studied in Restoril vs Klonopin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male27Chronic insomnia

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Restoril temazepamTyco Hlthcare
Klonopin clonazepamRoche

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 27 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Restoril (Tyco Hlthcare)Klonopin (Roche)
Urine Sodium Normal

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Restoril (Tyco Hlthcare)Klonopin (Roche)
Drug ToxicityDrug Ineffective
DepressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
AnxietyAnxiety
Drug IneffectivePyrexia (fever)
Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Suicidal Ideation
Suicidal IdeationHeadache (pain in head)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Pyrexia (fever)Vomiting
Headache (pain in head)Dizziness

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Restoril (Tyco Hlthcare)Klonopin (Roche)
Anxiety
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Weight Increased
Thermal Burn (burn by heat)
Rectal Haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
Suicide Attempt
Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Psychomotor Hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Restoril12.90%25.81%35.48%12.90%12.90%
Klonopin4.18%16.08%31.83%34.73%13.18%

Comments from or about the patient:

In 2011, there isn't much assistance in the way of get a Prescription for an actual Sedative that will put you to sleep. I used to be prescribed Nembutal 100mg Capsules before the sales had fallen so low it was withdrawn from the market practically around the world. Here in North America the alternatives to Benzo's e.g. Halcion (triozalam), Restoril (temazepam), Dalmane (flurazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), Valium (diazepam)
ARE drugs that act VERY similar to the above. They are called the Z drugs, some are:
Ambien (zolpidem)
Lunsta (eszepiclone)
Imovane (zopicolne)
Sonata (zalaplon)

There is also old fashioned Chloral Hydrate, not that effective or Rxed these days, and Phenonbarbital is the only Barbiturate left, and it is prescribed for seizures . Also in the United States only there is Seconal (secobarbital) a fantastic sleep aid. However it isn't commonly prescribed and costs something like $150 for 20 Capsules. I think that taking a high dose of Miltown (meprobamate) is the most sedating drug you can come by. Apart from that I find Restoril (temazepam) 30mg x 2 Caps (60mg) at bedtime the most effective of the Hypnotic Benzos. As I already take Klonopin (clonazepam) 2mg TWICE DAILY.

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Restoril (temazepam) is often used to treat insomnia. Klonopin (clonazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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