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Serax (oxazepam)

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Serax®

Generic Name: Oxazepam ox-AZ-e-pam

Drug Class: Benzodiazepines

 

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Description
Benzodiazepines are a class of medicines that are used to treat patients with anxiety or panic disorder. Your doctor may use this medicine to treat other conditions as well. Temazepam (Restoril) is a drug in this class that is prescribed for sleep disturbances.
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General Information
This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider. 

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Proper use of this medicine
Follow the directions given to you by your doctor. This medicine is taken by mouth with water and can be taken with or without food. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice with this medicine.
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Missed Dose
Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.
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Storage
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.
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Possible Side Effects
    • Some common side effects reported with this medicine include:
      • drowsiness
      • dizziness
      • unusual weakness
      • headache
      • clumsiness
    • Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
      • restlessness or excitement
      • constipation
      • difficulty urinating
      • blurred vision
      • changes in sex drive
      • anxiety
      • depression
    • If you experience memory loss, behavioral problems, or involuntary muscle movements, talk to your doctor right away.
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Warnings/Precautions
    • This medicine is meant for short term use. If your symptoms continue, talk to your health care provider.
    • Benzodiazepines can be addictive. This medicine should not be taken for long periods of time.
    • This medicine can aggravate narrow-angle glaucoma.
    • This medicine may cause dizziness and drowsiness.
    • Alcoholic beverages can increase the effects of this medicine and should be avoided.
    • Don't drive until you know how you will react to this medicine.
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Overdose
Seek medical attention immediately. U.S. residents can call the national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
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Drug Interactions
    • Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all other medicines that you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products.

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Pregnancy/Nursing
This medicine should not be used if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. This medicine can cause harm to your fetus. For breast-feeding mothers, check with your doctor to discuss any possible risks to your baby while taking this medicine.
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More Information

For more information about this medicine, talk to your healthcare provider.
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Copyright 2006 PharmClips, Inc. All rights reserved. www.pharmclips.com
This information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects. This is general information and should not in any event be construed as specific instructions for individual patients. The publisher does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the consequences arising from the application, use, or misuse of any of the information contained herein, including any injury and/or damage to any person or property as a matter of product liability, negligence, or otherwise. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made in regard to the contents of this material. The reader is advised to check with their health care provider before making any changes in their drug regimen.

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  On 8 Aug 2006
  By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.


 

 

 

 

 





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wonkyhead
Newly Joined

Registered: November 2009
Thu November 12, 2009 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $5.30| Rating: 8 

 
PROS: anti anxiety - allows me to go out in public and interact like other people
CONS: occasionally too uninhibited - but not overly, as in when using alcohol

have taken this for several years at low doses, with breaks from 1 day to 3 months, to avoid a serious physical dependance. allows me to function in public without panic or anxiety, but occasionally does interfere with sleep when having a break. bad to mix with alcohol, VERY bad...

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eskielover
just me wantng to be free

Registered: October 2004
Location: Kentucky, USA
Posts: 11358
Thu September 14, 2006 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $10.00| Rating: 4 

 
PROS:
CONS: dizziness, migraine pain, sleepiness

This med caused dizziness & sleepiness. Along with that was the migraine pain which couldn't be relieved either. Because the dizziness & passing out was usually an indication of it effecting my blood pressure, I was taken off of it immediately.

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