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Quazepam (By Mouth)

Quazepam (KWAY-ze-pam)

Treat insomnia (trouble sleeping). Belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.

Brand Name(s):

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any benzodiazepine medicine such as Valium®, Librium®, or Halcion®. You should not use if you have sleep apnea or if you are pregnant.

How to Use This Medicine:


  • Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often.
  • You may take your medicine with food or milk to avoid stomach upset.

If a dose is missed:

  • Take the missed dose when you remember.
  • But, if it is the next day when you remember, wait until bedtime to take your medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

  • Store the medicine at room temperature in the original container, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not drink alcohol while taking quazepam.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking other medicines that could make you drowsy such as sedatives, tranquilizers, narcotic pain medicine, other sleeping pills, or cold or allergy medicines.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:

  • Check with your doctor before taking this medicine if you have liver, kidney, or lung disease.
  • This medicine may be habit-forming. You should not use more than your doctor ordered, or take it for a longer period of time.
  • If you are breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • If you have taken this medicine for a long time or in large doses, check with your doctor before stopping. You may need to take smaller and smaller doses before stopping completely.
  • This medicine causes drowsiness. Avoid driving a car or using machinery.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe weakness
  • Trouble breathing
  • Trembling, muscle spasms

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

  • Drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion
  • Trouble concentrating, memory loss
  • Dry mouth, upset stomach
  • Feeling "hung over" the morning after use
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.

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