Dormalin ( Quazepam )

Dormalin ( Quazepam )
Dormalin ( Quazepam ) is used t o treat insomnia. In general, Dormalin ( Quazepam ) produces mild sedation by depressing activity in the central nervous system. In particular, Dormalin ( Quazepam ) appears to enhance the effect of gamma-aminobutyric acid ( GABA ), a natural chemical that inhibits the firing of neurons and dampens the transmission of nerve signals, thus decreasing nervous excitation.


Adults: 7.5 to 15 mg in 1 dose at bedtime.
Use and dose for children under the age of 18 must be determined by your doctor.

Dormalin ( Quazepam ) should be taken 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime with a full glass of water. It can be taken with food to prevent gastrointestinal upset.

Store in a tightly sealed container away from heat and direct light.

Take it as soon as you remember, unless it is late at night. Do not take the medicine unless your schedule allows a full night's sleep.


Discontinuing the drug abruptly may produce withdrawal symptoms ( sleep disruption, nervousness, irritability, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, muscle aches, memory impairment ). Dosage may need to be reduced gradually.

Do not take quazepam for more than 8 weeks without consulting your doctor.

Over 60, adverse reactions are more likely and more severe. A lower dose may be warranted.

Quazepam can impair mental alertness and physical coordination. Adjust your activities accordingly.

Avoid alcohol.

Use during pregnancy should be avoided if possible. Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Dormalin ( Quazepam ) passes into breast milk; do not take it while nursing. Infants and Children.

Safety and effectiveness have not been established for children under age 18.

Quazepam use can lead to psychological or physical dependence. Never take more than the prescribed daily dose. Never stop taking the drug abruptly.

Overdose Symptoms: Extreme drowsiness, confusion, slurred speech, slow reflexes, poor coordination, staggering gait, tremor, slowed breathing, loss of consciousness.

Other drugs may interact with quazepam. Consult your doctor for specific advice if you are taking any drugs that depress the central nervous system; these include antihistamines, antidepressants or other psychiatric medications, barbiturates, sedatives, cough medicines, decongestants, and painkillers. Be sure your doctor knows about any over-the-counter medication you may take.

Caution is advised when taking Dormalin ( Quazepam ). Consult your doctor if you have a history of alcohol or drug abuse, stroke or other brain disease, any chronic lung disease, hyperactivity, depression or other mental illness, myasthenia gravis, sleep apnea, epilepsy, porphyria, kidney disease, or liver disease.

Difficulty concentrating, outbursts of anger, other behavior problems, depression, hallucinations, low blood pressure (causing faintness or confusion), memory impairment, muscle weakness, skin rash or itching, sore throat, fever and chills, sores or ulcers in throat or mouth, unusual bruising or bleeding, extreme fatigue, yellowish tinge to eyes or skin.

Dormalin ( Symptoms or Effects )

Common:Drowsiness, loss of coordination, unsteady gait, dizziness, lightheadedness, slurred speech.

Rare: Change in sexual desire or ability, constipation, false sense of well-being, nausea and vomiting, urinary problems, unusual fatigue.

Dormalin ( Quazepam ) Interactions

Excessive drowsiness may occur when taken together. Use with caution:

  • 5-HTP
  • GABA
  • kava
  • melatonin
  • melissa
  • valerian


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