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Oxazepam Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Oxazepam is in a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. It is used to treat the anxiety by affecting chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced or may cause anxiety. GABA is a major inhibitory chemical in the brain that may cause sleepiness and control of anxiety and fits. It acts by increasing the activity of GABA, thereby reducing the functioning of various areas of the brain and results decrease in anxiety, sleepiness and relaxation of muscles.

Oxazepam Dosage

  • The usual starting dosage is 10 to 15 milligrams and you should be taken 3 or 4 times per day.
  • Mostly starting dose is 10 milligrams, 3 times a day. Your doctor may also increase your dosage from 10 to 15 milligrams 3 or 4 times a day, as you needed.

Uses of Oxazepam

  • Oxazepam medicine is used to relieve anxiety.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Oxazepam

Before taken Oxazepam medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Oxazepam. Side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Addiction to the medicine
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of memory
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo

Warnings and precautions before taking Oxazepam:

  • You should not be used the Serax medicine if you have narrow-angle glaucoma. Because this medication may worsen your condition.
  • Before using Serax medicine, you should tell your doctor if you have kidney disease liver disease asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or other respiratory disease.
  • After taken Oxazepam, you may feel dizziness or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require full mental alertness such as drive or operate machinery.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Oxazepam with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Oxazepam with the following:

  • Antihistamines such as Benadryl
  • Narcotic painkillers such as Percocet and Demerol
  • Sedatives such as Seconal and Halcion
  • Tranquilizers such as Valium and Xanax
Overdose

After taken Oxazepam if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Oxazepam overdose include:

  • Sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Slow heart beat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • An appearance of being drunk
  • Unconsciousness


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