|Title:||Low dose temazepam|
|Abstract:||This invention relates to a hard gelatin capsule containing no more than 5 to 10 milligrams of crystalline temazepam and its use in the treatment of transient insomnia.|
|Inventor(s):||Sterling; William R. (Pine Brook, NJ)|
|Assignee:||Sandoz Pharm. Corp. (E. Hanover, NJ)|
1. A method of treating transient insomnia with temazepam in a human in need of said treatment the improvement which consisting essentially of the step of administering to said human a
hard gelatin capsule containing not more than 5 to 10 milligrams of crystalline temazepam having a surface area of from 0.65 to 1.1 m.sup.2 /g and 95% of the temazepam having particle size diameters of less than 65 microns.
2. A method according to claim 1, in which 6 to 8 milligrams of temazepam are administered.
3. A method according to claim 1 in which 7.5 milligrams of temazepam are administered.