If you’re a fan of sleeping pills, chances are you’ve heard of both temazepam and Ambien. Temazepam is a benzodiazepine, which means it helps regulate anxiety and promote sleep. Some people use it to treat insomnia, but it’s also used for anxiety disorders and panic disorder. It’s prescribed for adults and adolescents over 12 years old.
Ambien, on the other hand, is a sedative hypnotic drug that acts on the neurotransmitter GABA to slow down brain activity. It’s prescribed for insomnia and other sleep disorders in adults 18 and older.
So how do these two drugs compare? Well, they’re both effective at helping people fall asleep—but they have different side effects. Temazepam is more likely to cause drowsiness or dizziness in the morning than Ambien is; however, Ambien has been linked with an increased risk of falls compared to temazepam. This could be due to its side effects (sleepwalking), or it could be because people taking Ambien aren’t always able to get out of bed when they need to go somewhere—so they fall instead!
Temazepam does not work faster than Ambien, but it can be more effective at relieving anxiety or insomnia because it lasts longer. When comparing the two drugs side by side, they share many similarities:
- Both are used to treat insomnia and anxiety;
- They both help you fall asleep faster;
- They both make you feel calm and relaxed;
- They both have similar side effects (drowsiness, dizziness).
So what does this mean for you? Well, let’s start with the basics!
Ambien comes in 10mg and 5mg capsules. It’s typically used to treat insomnia that lasts for less than seven days. It can be taken once per day or split into two doses (5mg before bedtime). You should not take Ambien if you have a history of substance abuse; it can be habit-forming. It also has some side effects that include headache, dry mouth, constipation, dizziness and blurred vision.
Temazepam comes in 7.5mg tablets that are taken once per day for no longer than four weeks at a time (or seven days if needed). Temazepam has similar side effects as Ambien but is more potent than Ambien because of its longer half-life (the amount of time it takes for half of the drug to leave your body).
What is the difference between Ambien and temazepam?
Ambien and temazepam are both sedative-hypnotics, but they work in different ways. Ambien is a short-acting drug that is most commonly used as a sleeping aid. It belongs to the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, which are designed to help relieve anxiety and induce sleep by slowing brain activity. Temazepam is also a benzodiazepine, but it has a longer half-life than Ambien and can be used for its muscle relaxant effects.
Temazepam works by binding to GABA receptors in the brain, which helps reduce anxiety and induce sleepiness. It is considered a milder form of benzodiazepine than other drugs, such as Xanax or Valium, because it doesn’t cause sedation as quickly or severely. This means it can be taken before going out without causing too much drowsiness later on in the evening.
Ambien has a shorter half-life than temazepam (12 hours vs 30 hours), which means it takes less time for your body to metabolize it and get back to normal functioning levels after taking it.