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Doral Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is quazepam (Doral)?
- What are the possible side effects of quazepam (Doral)?
- What is the most important information I should know about quazepam (Doral)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking quazepam (Doral)?
- How should I take quazepam (Doral)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Doral)?
- What happens if I overdose (Doral)?
- What should I avoid while taking quazepam (Doral)?
- What other drugs will affect quazepam (Doral)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Doral)?
Since quazepam is taken as needed, you are not likely to be on a dosing schedule. Take quazepam only when you have time for several hours of sleep.
What happens if I overdose (Doral)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of quazepam can be fatal, especially if you take it with alcohol.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, confusion, and fainting or coma.
What should I avoid while taking quazepam (Doral)?
Do not drink alcohol while taking quazepam. Even alcohol consumed during the day can increase the side effects of quazepam taken at bedtime. Avoid alcohol for several days after taking quazepam, as small amounts of the drug may remain in your body during that time.
Quazepam can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
What other drugs will affect quazepam (Doral)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by quazepam. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other sleep medication.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban);
- cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Neosar);
- efavirenz (Sustiva);
- irinotecan (Camptosar);
- promethazine (Phenergan); or
- selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with quazepam. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about quazepam.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Doral Information
- Doral Drug Interactions Center: quazepam oral
- Doral Side Effects Center
- Doral Overview including Precautions
- Doral FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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