Doral (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information
Doral (Oral) Medication Classification
BENZODIAZEPINES (By mouth)
Doral (Oral) Brandname
Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, Restoril, Serax, Lorazepam Intensol, Klonopin Wafers, Diazepam Intensol, Halcion, Xanax XR, Alprazolam Intensol, Doral, Prosom
Doral (Oral) is used for the Treatment
Treats insomnia (difficulty falling sleep), anxiety, nervousness, muscle spasms, and epilepsy.
When To Not Use Doral (Oral)
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any benzodiazepine medicine, such as Valium®, Librium®, and Halcion®. Do not use if you have narrow-angle glaucoma.
How Should You Use Doral (Oral)
Capsule, Tablet, Long Acting Tablet, Dissolving Tablet, Long Acting Capsule, Liquid
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- You may take this medicine with or without food.
- Do not break, crush, or chew the extended-release capsule or extended-release tablet. Swallow it whole with a full glass of water.
- Measure the oral liquid with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, medicine dropper, or medicine cup. The medicine may be mixed with one-half glass of water, soft drink, or applesauce.
- If you are using the disintegrating tablet, make sure your hands are dry before you handle the tablet. Do not open the blister pack that contains the tablet until you are ready to take it. Remove the tablet from the blister pack by peeling back the foil, then taking the tablet out. Do not push the tablet through the foil. Place the tablet in your mouth. It should melt quickly. After the tablet has melted, swallow or take a drink of water. If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Proper Doral (Oral) Storage
Store Doral (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Doral (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Doral (Oral)
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.
- Tell your doctor if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy. These include sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, and sedatives.
Doral (Oral) Warnings
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have liver disease, kidney disease, or lung disease.
- This medicine may be habit-forming. If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not use more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions.
- Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
- This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
Doral (Oral) Side Effects
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Severe weakness, trouble standing
- Agitation, feelings of rage, hallucinations
- Uncontrolled body movements
- Yellow skin or eyes
- Unexplained fever, sore throat If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Drowsiness, dizziness, or tired feeling
- Trouble concentrating, memory loss
- Dry mouth, upset stomach, constipation
- Vision changes such as trouble focusing
- Feeling "hungover" the morning after bedtime use