Taking oxazepam with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous side effects or death. Ask your doctor before taking a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, prescription cough medicine, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
Oxazepam is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 years old.
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Approval History Calendar Drug history at FDA.
Never use oxazepam in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed.
Call your doctor if this medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your anxiety symptoms.
Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it. Oxazepam may be habit-forming.
Do not take this medicine for longer than your doctor recommends. Oxazepam should be used for only a short time.
15 to 30 mg orally, 3 or 4 times per day Use: Relief of symptoms in alcoholics with acute inebriation, tremulousness, or anxiety on withdrawal.
Anxiety Xanax, Lexapro, Cymbalta, alprazolam, atenolol, lorazepam, duloxetine, venlaine, escitalopram, paroxetine, Ativan, diazepam, More.
Oxazepam is used to treat anxiety disorders or alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Pregnancy Category N Not classified.
Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. This medicine may impair your thinking or reactions.
Usual Pediatric Dose for Anxiety:
See also: Side effects (in more detail).
sudden weakness or ill feeling, fever, chills, sore throat.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Never use oxazepam in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Follow all directions on your prescription label.
Common side effects may include: dizziness, spinning sensation;
hallucinations, feelings of extreme happiness;
feeling restless or excited; drowsiness; headache; or blurred vision.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, confusion, weakness, muscle weakness, loss of balance or coordination, fainting, or coma.
Oxazepam may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Oxazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety. Oxazepam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen).
Avoid drinking alcohol. Dangerous side effects could occur.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction : hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Availability Rx Prescription only.
You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
sudden restless feeling or excitement; confusion, anger, aggression;
Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are taking oxazepam. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. l your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Do not use oxazepam if you are pregnant. This medicine can cause birth defects. Your baby could also become dependent on the drug. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks.
Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law. Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death.
CSA Schedule 4 Some potential for abuse.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
problems with balance or walking; memory problems;
l each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using. Other drugs may interact with oxazepam, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Other brands: Serax.
Usual Adult Dose for Anxiety:
Generic Name: oxazepam (ox A ze pam) Brand Name: Serax.
You should not breast-feed while you are using oxazepam. Oxazepam can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby.
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at. An overdose of oxazepam can be fatal, especially if you take it with alcohol.
The sedative effects of oxazepam may last longer in older adults. Use caution to avoid falling or accidental injury while you are taking oxazepam. Accidental falls are common in elderly patients who take benzodiazepines.
Date modified: July 02, 2017 Last reviewed: September 28, 2016.
if you use a narcotic (opioid) medication.
13 years and older: 10 to 15 mg orally, 3 or 4 times per day Comments: -The absolute dosage for patients 6 to 12 years is not established. Use: Management of severe anxiety syndromes, agitation, or anxiety associated with depression. Use: Management of mild-to-moderate anxiety, with associated tension, irritability, agitation, or related symptoms of functional origin or secondary to organic disease: 15 to 30 mg orally, 3 or 4 times per day Comments: -The absolute dosage for patients 6 to 12 years is not established.
Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Oxazepam is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.
liver or kidney disease; or.
Usual Geriatric Dose for Anxiety:
tremors, weakness, slurred speech;
Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
While using oxazepam, you may need frequent blood tests.
To make sure oxazepam is safe for you, l your doctor if you have:
a history of depression, mental illness, suicidal thoughts or behavior;
10 mg orally, 3 times per day; if needed, increase cautiously to 15 mg orally, 3 or 4 times per day Use: Management of anxiety, tension, irritability, and agitation in older patients.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
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a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
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a history of drug or alcohol addiction;
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Usual Adult Dose for Alcohol Withdrawal:
Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine. Do not stop using oxazepam suddenly or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, including a seizure (convulsions).
jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or.
10 to 15 mg orally, 3 or 4 times per day Use: Management of mild-to-moderate anxiety, with associated tension, irritability, agitation, or related symptoms of functional origin or secondary to organic disease: 15 to 30 mg orally, 3 or 4 times per day Use: Management of severe anxiety syndromes, agitation, or anxiety associated with depression.Oxazepam