Quazepam Side Effects

Some side effects of quazepam may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to quazepam: oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, quazepam 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
  • nervousness
  • nightmares
  • restlessness
  • shaking
  • shortness of breath
  • trouble in sleeping
  • 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 eyes
  • increased blinking or spasms of the eyelid
  • itching
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of bladder control
  • nausea
  • painful urination
  • rash
  • seizures
  • shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
  • sleeplessness
  • slurred speech
  • sticking out of the tongue
  • trembling or shaking of the hands or feet
  • trouble in breathing, speaking, or swallowing
  • unable to sleep
  • 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, upset, or pain
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

Nervous system

The manufacturer reports that the following effects have been observed rarely and generally only at high doses: hypokinesia, ataxia, confusion, incoordination, hyperkinesia, speech disorder and tremor. In addition, depression, nervousness, anxiety, amnesia, behavioral changes, agitation, and psychotic-like syndromes have been reported rarely.

Nervous system side effects have been common. Most frequently they have included drowsiness, sedation, daytime somnolence, headache, and dizziness.

Other

Other side effects have included tolerance to the pharmacologic effects of benzodiazepines and withdrawal symptoms after either abrupt cessation or fast tapering of quazepam. Symptoms have included agitation, restlessness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, tremor, abdominal discomfort, blurred vision, vomiting, sweating, and seizures.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included dyspepsia, dry mouth, nausea, and constipation.

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects have included urinary retention, incontinence and changes in libido.

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