Doral treats insomnia. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medication.

Doral Overview


Doral is a prescription medication used to treat insomnia (trouble falling asleep). Doral belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. These work by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain to allow sleep. 

This medication comes in an oral (by mouth) tablet form and is usually taken at bedtime as needed. 

Common side effects of Doral include headache, dry mouth, and dyspepsia (indigestion).

Doral can also cause drowsiness and dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Doral affects you.


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Uses of Doral

Doral is a prescription medication used to treat insomnia, a condition characterized by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, and/or early morning awakenings.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.


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Doral Drug Class

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Side Effects of Doral

Serious side effects have been reported with Doral. See the "Doral Precautions" section.

Common side effects of Doral include the following:

  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • tiredness the next day
  • headache
  • dry mouth
  • feeling tired
  • dyspepsia (indigestion) and/or upset stomach

This is not a complete list of Doral side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.