Doral

(quazepam)

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Helps you sleep.

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Doral (quazepam) can help you sleep but you can become dependent on it if you use it for more than a few days.

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Quick facts about Doral
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Helps you fall and stay asleep better than other simlar drugs.
  • May be an option if other drugs have not helped you fall asleep.
  • Available as generic.
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Downsides

  • Doral (quazepam) is not a recommended first choice drug for insomnia because can be habit-forming after you use it for several days.
  • Can cause drowsiness and headaches when waking up in the morning after taking Doral (quazepam).
  • Doral (quazepam) is not recommended for people over 65 years old because you're more likely to feel groggy the next day, and it can be dangerous to drive.
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How it works

Doral (quazepam) is a benzodiazepine that enhances the effect of a chemical used by your brain to help you sleep.

Quick facts about Doral
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

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What to expect when you take Doral (quazepam) for Insomnia

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Side effect rates for Doral (quazepam)

From 535 clinical trials of Doral when taken for insomnia (15mg)
  • Daytime drowsiness
    12%12%
    3%3%
  • Headache
    5%5%
    2%2%
  • Fatigue
    2%2%
  • Dizziness
    2%2%
    1%1%
  • Dry mouth
    2%2%
    1%1%
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Risks and Warnings for Doral (quazepam)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Using opioids for pain

    If you're using opioids for pain, talk to your doctor or pharmacist first before starting Doral (quazepam). Taking both can make you feel overly sleepy or have breathing problems which can be very dangerous.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Doral (quazepam)

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Alcohol
  • Don't drink alcohol while taking Doral (quazepam) because it can slow your breathing, which can be dangerous.
Sleep
  • People who take Doral (quazepam) can feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This is more likely to happen if you're not able to have at least 7 to 8 hours to sleep, or if you drink alcohol or use medicines that can also make you feel sleepy. Don't drive or do anything that requires concentration if you feel sleepy because you're more likely to have an accident.
  • Can cause dizziness and drowsiness, so don't do any activities that require focus after taking Doral (quazepam), such as driving.
  • Can cause drowsiness and headaches when waking up in the morning after taking Doral (quazepam).