What is it?

Temazepam is a popular benzodiazepine drug used mainly in the short-term treatment of sleeping disorders.

Sought after effects
  • Sedative
  • Relaxant
Undesired effects
  • Headaches/dizziness
  • Memory problems (particularly if sleep is interrupted)
  • Tremors/shakiness
What does it look like?

Small, white or off-white tablets, usually 10mg or 20mg when prescribed, although larger sizes found at street level; various coloured capsules (green being the most common), 7.5mg - 30mg+; ‘Restoril’ are colour-coded: 7.5mg- blue and pink, 15mg- red and pink, 22.5mg- blue and 30mg- red and blue; also available as an oral solution, typically 10mg/5ml

How is it taken?

Orally (swallowed as a tablet/capsule, drunk as an oral solution)
The tablets are sometimes crushed and taken nasally (snorted) and the gelcaps are known to have been used intravenously (injected into the limbs, groin or neck)