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Application of Doral

Brand Name(s): Doral

Generic Name Quazapam

What are quazepam tablets?

Quazepam (Doral®) is a benzodiazepine used to treat insomnia (trouble sleeping). Benzodiazepines are a family of medicines that have a relaxing effect on the central nervous system. This effect allows an individual to fall asleep and stay asleep more easily. Generic quazepam is not available.

What should my health care professional know before I take quazepam?

Your health care professional should know if you have any of the following conditions:

  • an alcohol or drug abuse problem
  • bipolar disorder, depression, psychosis or other mental health condition
  • glaucoma
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnea or other breathing difficulties
  • myasthenia gravis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • porphyria
  • seizures or a history of seizures
  • shortness of breath
  • snoring
  • suicidal thoughts
  • uncontrolled pain
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to quazepam, other benzodiazepines, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I take this medication?

Quazepam tablets are taken by mouth just before you go to bed at night.

What if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose when you remember, however, if it is the next day when you remember, wait until bedtime to take your medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take two doses at the same time.

What drug(s) may interact with quazepam?

  • alcohol
  • bosentan
  • caffeine
  • cimetidine
  • disulfiram
  • female hormones, including contraceptive or birth control pills
  • herbal or dietary supplements such as kava kava, melatonin, St. John's Wort or valerian
  • imatinib, STI-571
  • isoniazid
  • medicines for anxiety or sleeping problems, such as alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam or triazolam
  • medicines for depression, mental problems or psychiatric disturbances
  • medicines for fungal infections (fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, voriconazole)
  • medicines for HIV infection or AIDS
  • prescription pain medicines
  • probenecid
  • rifampin, rifapentine, or rifabutin
  • some antibiotics (clarithromycin, erythromycin, troleandomycin)
  • some medicines for colds, hay fever or other allergies
  • some medicines for blood pressure or heart problems (amiodarone, diltiazem, nicardipine, verapamil)
  • some medicines for seizures (carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone)
  • theophylline
  • zafirlukast
  • zileuton

Tell your doctor or other health professional about all other medicines you are taking, including vitamins, herbal supplements and over-the-counter medicines. Notify your prescriber if you use alcohol or illegal drugs frequently as they may affect how your medicine works. Check with your doctor before starting or stopping any of your medicines.

What side effects may I notice from taking quazepam?

Side effects you should report to your doctor or other health care professional immediately:

  • confusion
  • depression
  • seizures
  • change in behavior (mood swings, aggressiveness)
  • difficulty walking
  • muscle cramps or spasms
  • trouble with speech
  • skin rash
  • tremors

Side effects that do not usually require medical attention:

  • dizziness, drowsiness, feeling of a hangover
  • headache
  • stomach upset, vomiting
  • dry mouth
  • trouble sleeping, nightmares

What should I watch for while taking quazepam?

See your doctor or other healthcare professional regularly to assess your response to quazepam and to determine if you still need it. Quazepam may make you drowsy or dizzy and you should not operate machinery, drive or do anything that requires mental alertness until you see how quazepam affects you. Quazepam can have these effects even the day after you take it. Avoid alcoholic drinks because they can increase the dizziness and drowsiness that you experience. Check with your doctor or healthcare professional before taking other medicines that could make you drowsy such as sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic pain medicine, other sleeping pills, or cold or allergy medicines.

Where can I keep my medicine?

Keep out of reach of children in a container that small children cannot open. Store between 2 and 30 °C (36 and 86 °F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)

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