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Temazepam for insomnia?


Temazepam, 3-hydroxydiazepam, is one of the active metabolites of diazepam. It has recently been marketed under the names of Normison (Wyeth) and Euhypnos (Montedison). We regret the introduction of a drug under two trade names: this is a commercial practice which makes rational prescribing more difficult. Nevertheless, this drug merits careful consideration as an hypnotic.

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