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Oxazepam

Oxazepam (Serax)

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Oxazepam is an anti-anxiety agent (benzodiazepine). It is used primarily for treatment of mild to moderate anxiety. It may also be used to treat symptoms of alcohol withdrawals or alcohol addiction.

Warnings

  • Narcotics may increase the sedative effects of this drug. Do not take other sedative, benzodiazepines, or sleeping pills with this drug. The combinations could be fatal.
  • Do not drink alcohol when taking benzodiazepines. Alcohol can lower blood pressure and decrease your breathing rate to the point of unconsciousness.
  • The habit-forming potential is high. It is possible to become dependent in only two weeks. This drugs should not be taken for more than four weeks
  • Do not stop taking this drug abruptly, this could cause psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms.
  • Do not take this drug if you are pregnant. Do not take this drug if planning to become pregnant. Do not take if you are breast-feeding.
  • Do not give this drug to anyone under the age six. Only use drug in small doses if over sixty with close monitoring.

Do not use if

  • You had negative reactions to other benzodiazepines
  • If you have a history of drug dependence
  • If you have had a stroke
  • If you have multiple sclerosis
  • If you have Alzheimer’s disease
  • If you are seriously depressed or if you have other brain disorders

Symptoms or Side Effects

Common

  • Clumsiness
  • Sleepiness

Rare

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Palpitations
  • Shaking
  • Slurred speech
  • Urination problems
  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble breathing
  • Staggering
  • Trembling
  • Headache
  • Confusion

See doctor always

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Palpitations
  • Shaking
  • Slurred speech
  • Urination problems
  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble breathing
  • Staggering
  • Trembling
  • Headache
  • Confusion

See doctor if severe

  • Clumsiness
  • Sleepiness

See doctor NOW

  • Confusion
  • Seizures

Stop taking and see doctor NOW

  • Convulsions
  • Hallucinations
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble breathing
  • Staggering
  • Trembling

Links

http://johnbokma.com/mind/quittingoxazepam.html – the personal experiences of someone trying to give up Oxazepam.