DORAL is a prescription medicine used to treat certain types of insomnia including difficulty falling asleep, waking up often during the night, or waking up early in the morning.  

DORAL is a federal controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep DORAL in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away DORAL may harm others, and is against the law. Tell your healthcare provider if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs. 


It is not known if DORAL is safe and effective in children.   

How to Take Doral

DORAL (quazepam 15 mg tablets, USP)  C-IV

Doral is a prescription sleep medicine indicated for the treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty falling asleep, frequent nocturnal awakenings, and/or early morning awakenings. 

Doral comes in 15 mg tablets. Your healthcare provider may start your DORAL dose at 7.5 mg which is half a tablet. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist about your dose schedule.


DORAL is a benzodiazepine medicine. Taking benzodiazepines with opioid medicines, alcohol, or other central nervous system depressants (including street drugs) can cause severe drowsiness, breathing problems (respiratory depression), coma and death.



About Doral

  • Take DORAL exactly as prescribed.  Do not take more DORAL than prescribed for you.
  • Take DORAL right before you get into bed.  Or you can take DORAL after you have been in bed and have trouble falling asleep.
  • Do not take DORAL with or right after a meal.
  • Do not take DORAL unless you are able to get a full night’s sleep before you must be active again.
  • Call your healthcare provider if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days.  This may mean that there is another condition causing your sleep problem.
  • If you take too much DORAL or overdose, call your doctor or poison control center right away, or get emergency treatment. 

Doral Dosing & Administration