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Doral

Generic Name: quazepam (KWAY ze pam)
Brand Name: Doral
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Drug Information:
Doral is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). This medicine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety. Doral is used to treat insomnia symptoms, such as trouble fAlling or staying asleep. Doral may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not use Doral if you have sleep apnea or a chronic breathing disorder. Do not drink Alcohol while taking Doral or for several days after you stop taking Doral. Some people using this medicine have engaged in activity such as driving, eating, walking, making phone calls, or having sex and later having no memory of the activity. Learn more

Doral Side Effects

Doral Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about quazepam. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Doral.

In Summary

Common side effects of Doral include: drowsiness. Other side effects include: dizziness, vertigo, insomnia, confusion, and headache. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to quazepam: oral tablet

Warning

Oral route (Tablet)

Concomitant use of benzodiazepines and opioids may result in profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death. Reserve concomitant prescribing for patients with inadequate alternative treatment options. Limit dosage and duration to the minimum required and follow patients for signs and symptoms of respiratory depression and sedation.

Along with its needed effects, quazepam (the active ingredient contained in Doral) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking quazepam:

More common

  • Drowsiness

Less common

  • Dizziness

Rare

  • Anxiety
  • dry mouth
  • hyperventilation
  • increased muscle spasm
  • irregular heartbeats
  • irritability
  • large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • nightmares
  • restlessness
  • shaking
  • trouble breathing
  • unusual excitement, nervousness, restlessness, or irritability

Incidence not known

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • changes in patterns and rhythms of speech
  • chills
  • clay-colored stools
  • dark urine
  • decrease in frequency of urination
  • decrease in urine volume
  • difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  • fever
  • headache
  • inability to move the eyes
  • increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid
  • itching or rash
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of bladder control
  • nausea
  • painful urination
  • seizures
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • slurred speech
  • sticking out of the tongue
  • trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  • trouble in speaking or swallowing
  • uncontrolled twisting movements of the neck, trunk, arms, or legs
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • unusual facial expressions
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting of blood
  • yellow eyes or skin

Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking quazepam:

Symptoms of overdose

  • Change in consciousness
  • loss of consciousness
  • mood or mental changes
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

Some side effects of quazepam may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common

  • Acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • stomach discomfort or upset

Incidence not known

  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • inability to have or keep an erection
  • increased in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • increased interest in sexual intercourse
  • loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
  • menstrual changes
  • sweating
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to quazepam: oral tablet

General

The most frequently reported side effects included daytime drowsiness, headache, fatigue, dizziness, dry mouth, and dyspepsia.

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Daytime drowsiness (up to 12%)

Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness, fatigue, headache

Frequency not reported: Central nervous system effects, next-day impairment

Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Dry mouth, dyspepsia

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Abnormal thinking, behavior changes, benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, complex behaviors, worsening of depression

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Doral (www.drugs.com/mtm/doral.html).