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Valium vs Restoril, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 45

This is personalized comparison of Valium vs Restoril for a female aged 45. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Valium (latest outcomes from 21,812 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Restoril (latest outcomes from 7,636 users) has active ingredients of temazepam. It is often used in insomnia.

What is the symptom

Sleep (latest reports from 494,636 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Nov, 13, 2014: 5,342 female patients aged 40 who take the same drugs are studied in Valium vs Restoril

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female40Anxiety

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Valium diazepamRoche
Restoril temazepamTyco Hlthcare

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 40 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Valium (Roche)Restoril (Tyco Hlthcare)
Sleep4.38%2.44%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Valium (Roche)Restoril (Tyco Hlthcare)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Vomiting
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain
DepressionHeadache (pain in head)
PainAnxiety
DizzinessPain
AnxietyPyrexia (fever)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Dizziness
Drug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pyrexia (fever)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Valium (Roche)Restoril (Tyco Hlthcare)
Tiredness (feeling of tiredness)Inflammation Localised
CoughJoint Pain
SwellingShaking Palsy (disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength)
Ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder)Depression Aggravated
Panic DisorderInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Panic AttackFear Of Weight Gain
Anxiety Disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry)Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength)Dizziness
Serotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)Slurred Speech (slow speech that can be difficult to understand)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Valium2.30%27.65%37.33%21.66%11.06%
Restoril1.82%38.18%27.27%26.36%6.36%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Valium (diazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Restoril (temazepam) is often used to treat insomnia. 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:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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