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Doral (Quazepam)

Doral (Quazepam)

Quazepam General Information

Doral (Quazepam) is indicated for the short-term treatment of patients with trouble sleeping or insomnia. It is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. This medication is generally used for 7 to 10 days. This may help you fall asleep faster and decrease the number of times you awaken during the night. This may also help you sleep for a longer period of time. 

How does Doral (Quazepam) work?

Doral (Quazepam) binds non-specifically to benzodiazepine receptors which affect muscle relaxation and anticonvulsant activity. It also affects motor coordination and memory. As benzodiazepine receptors are thought to be coupled to gamma-aminobutyric acid-A receptors, this enhances the effects of GABA. It is by increasing GABA affinity for the GABA receptor. Binding of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA to the site opens the chloride channel. In which it results in a hyperpolarized cell membrane that prevents further excitation of the cell. 

Why use Doral (Quazepam)?

Doral (Quazepam) belongs to the class of drugs known as sedative or hypnotics. It acts on your brain to produce a calming effect. Doral contains Quazepam as an active ingredient. It is a white crystalline compound, soluble in ethanol, and insoluble in water. This is available as a tablet for oral administration. Each tablet has 15mg of Quazepam. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this medication.

How to use Doral (Quazepam)?

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response.

This is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. This is usually taken once every night. It is 30 minutes before bedtime. You may take it with or without food. Take it at the same time or exactly as it is directed by your doctor. To avoid some complications, do not double the prescribed dosage.

What are the side-effects of Doral (Quazepam)?

  • Spinning sensation
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision or vision problems
  • Muscle weakness
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Nervousness
  • Excitement
  • Irritability
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Increased thirst

Warnings and Precautions

  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have any current medications (vitamins or herbal supplements). Tell also to your doctor if you have any medical history or allergy.
  • Consult your doctor first if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women.
  • Keep this away from the reach of children.