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I have Glaucoma and severe insomnia .If I take a nightly Temazapan

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I have Glaucoma and severe insomnia .If I take a nightly Temazapan I have a wonderful night`s sleep.and feel great the next day . I take Trusopt and xalatan for my glaucoma . Can I continue taking Temazapan . It keeps me sane !!!!

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I see you viewed my statements so far. I hope you are able to type to me in the Q&A mode. I'm sorry about the problems with the chat system.

Temazepam will not affect open angle glaucoma which is, most likely, the type of glaucoma you have. Temazepam use is only worrisome in people who have acute narrow-angle glaucoma, which is a rare form of glaucoma -- if you had this type you would know it :o)

So, what is the take home message? Go ahead and continue to enjoy your wonderful nights sleep without worries about your glaucoma.

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