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Generic Name: Quazepam (KWAY-ze-pam)
Brand Name: Doral
Quazepam is used for:
Treating insomnia (trouble sleeping). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Quazepam is a benzodiazepine. It works by depressing the central nervous system (brain), causing drowsiness to aid in falling asleep.
Do NOT use Quazepam if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Quazepam :
Some medical conditions may interact with Quazepam . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Quazepam . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Quazepam may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Quazepam :
Use Quazepam as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Quazepam .
Important safety information:
When sleep medicines are used every night for more than a few weeks, they may lose their effectiveness to help you sleep. This is known as TOLERANCE. Sleep medicines should usually be used only for short periods of time, such as a few days and generally no longer than 1 or 2 weeks. If your sleep problems continue, contact your doctor.
Sleep medicines can cause dependence, especially when used regularly, for longer than a few weeks, or at high doses. Some people develop a need to continue taking Quazepam . This is known as DEPENDENCE or "addiction."
WITHDRAWAL symptoms may occur when Quazepam is stopped suddenly after being used daily for a long time. But these symptoms can occur even if Quazepam has been used for only a week or two. In mild cases, WITHDRAWAL symptoms may include unpleasant feelings. Although uncommon, in more severe cases, abdominal and muscle cramps, vomiting, sweating, shakiness, and, rarely, seizures may occur. Another problem that may occur is "rebound insomnia," that is, more trouble sleeping the first few nights after the medicine is stopped than before starting the medicine. This usually goes away on its own after 1 or 2 nights. If you have been taking Quazepam for more than 1 or 2 weeks, do not stop taking it on your own. Your doctor may give you special directions on how to gradually decrease your dose before stopping the medicine. Always follow your doctor"s directions.
Possible side effects of Quazepam :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include clumsiness; coma; confusion; difficult or slow breathing; dizziness; drowsiness leading to unresponsiveness or coma; lightheadedness especially upon standing; loss of consciousness.Proper storage of Quazepam :
Store Quazepam at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Quazepam out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Quazepam . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
Issue Date: November 1, 2006
Database Edition 06.4.1.002
Copyright © 2006 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
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