Temesta is a potent psychoactive medication that is more popularly referred to as Lorazepam. It is a benzodiazepine compound with all the fundamental elements of that class of drugs such as the ability to reduce anxiety, relax muscles, induce sleep, hinders new memory formation, to treat seizures, nausea and vomiting. Despite the fact that Temesta (Lorazepam) has a high potential for abuse, it is one of the most commonly used benzodiazepine for the treatment of stimulant drug overdose. The powerful, fast acting central nervous system (CNS) depressant properties of this drug, makes it especially effective in treating panic attacks and highly irritated or aggressive patients. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) however, discourages the use of benzodiazepine products such as Temesta for more than four weeks.

Formulations and Onset Effects

Temesta is a whitest powder that is available in various formulations for medicinal administration such as a topical solution, skin patch, sublingual tablets, syrups and ampules containing 2 mg or 4 mg injectable solution.

After oral administration of tablets or syrups, effects begin to occur within 90 to 120 minutes with full onset peaking at two hours. The effect of intravenous injections of Temesta (Lorazepam) peak approximately ten minutes following administration. Deep intramuscular injection effects are felt within 60 minutes. Injected doses are typically administered slowly and closely monitored due to the fast onset of effects and potential for respiratory depression and hypotension. An average clinical dose of Temesta will stay in the body (plasma half-life) for approximately 6 to 12 hours.

Drug Classification

In the United States, Temesta is classified as a Schedule IV Controlled Substance. Under this designation the drug has accepted medical use with a low potential for abuse relative and limited physical or psychological dependence. This drug has restricted use primarily because it is fast acting and result in tolerance build up which can lead to addiction and adverse withdrawal symptoms if drug use is halted.

Use and abuse

Temesta is a controlled substance with legal use by prescription only. Many patients exceed recommended use of the drug which lead to the development of high tolerance levels and dependence. Recreational use of the drug has also been reported and indicated by emergency room records. When the drug is used to achieve a high rather than for medicinal purposes the potential for addiction is heightened.

Government statistics and data indicate that criminals have been shown to use Temesta (Lorazepam) for the benzodiazepines properties to deliberately achieve disinhibition before committing crimes. It has also been implicated as a date rape assistant drug or to facilitate robbery on sedated victims. Also, according to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Based on a large-scale, nationwide, U.S. government study of pharmaceutical-related emergency room visits,

drugs containing benzodiazepine are the most commonly used substances in attempting or completing suicide.

Side Effects

The following effects that are common reactions to individuals taking Temesta:

  • Disorientation and confusion
  • Physical imbalance that may lead to a fall
  • Insomnia
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Dizzy spells
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea

Using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting system (FAERS) which is a database of adverse experiences and potential health risks consumers, healthcare professionals and manufacturers have made (but are not limited to) the following reports relevant to the use of Temesta.

  • Convulsions
  • Blurred Vision
  • Hallucinations
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Renal (Kidney) Failure
  • Spontaneous abortion
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Pulmonary Embolism (Blockage in the lung).
  • Increase heart rate that exceeds the normal range.
  • Severe depression leading to completed suicide

Withdrawal Symptoms

Withdrawal symptoms are typically experiences by those who have developed a dependence or addiction to Temesta due to prolonged or improper use. The following are some symptoms that may present when habitual use of Temesta is halted:

  • Extreme hostility or aggression
  • Crying spells
  • Depersonalization
  • Electric shock sensations
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Slurred speech
  • Concentration impairment
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Paranoia
  • Stomach cramps
  • Ringing or buzzing sound in the ears
  • Tingling sensation
  • Severe Depression and suicidal thoughts

Withdrawal symptoms are unpredictable and can increase rapidly. If you are experiencing any of the preceding symptoms seek medical attention to prevent possible acceleration to a life threatening situation such as a suicide.


Habitual, long term use of Temesta can lead to gene modification and addiction. Based on the individual’s use and health profile a gradual withdrawal process may be most beneficial to alleviate undue discomfort, obsessive cravings or suicidal attempts while the patient is attempting to stop drug use. As such, Temesta withdrawals are best conducted under the guidance and supervision of board certified addiction specialists with expertise in administering medications and addressing serious health risks that may occur. A medical detox procedure is a safe and comfortable method of recovering from drug dependency.

Our Drug Rehab Treatment Centers provide various treatment options to facilitate the unique needs and requirements of each patient. Inpatient/residential treatment programs provide around-the-clock medical oversight and psychological care for the duration of the recovery process.

If you or a loved one is dependent on Temesta or any other benzodiazepine drug our professional team of addiction specialists can help you to prevent or overcome addiction. Call our Drug Rehab Treatment Centers today at 877-855-3470. Our call center representatives are available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns regarding drug use and or addiction.