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Doral Side Effects

Generic Name: quazepam

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of quazepam. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Doral.

In Summary

Common side effects of Doral include: drowsiness. Other side effects include: dizziness, vertigo, insomnia, confusion, and headache. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

For the Consumer

Applies to quazepam: oral tablet

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by quazepam (the active ingredient contained in Doral). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when 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

If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking quazepam, get emergency help immediately:

Symptoms of overdose:
  • Change in consciousness
  • loss of consciousness
  • mood or mental changes
  • sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with quazepam may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

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

General

The most frequently reported side effects included daytime drowsiness, headache, fatigue, dizziness, dry mouth, and dyspepsia.

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Daytime drowsiness (12%)
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, fatigue, dizziness

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Gastrointestinal

Common (1% to 10%): Dry mouth, dyspepsia[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Doral (quazepam)." Wallace Laboratories, Cranbury, NJ.

Not all side effects for Doral may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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