Oxazepam is used to treat anxiety and alcohol withdrawal that is also acute. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming and an anti-seizure effect. It works by enhancing the ramifications of a certain natural substance in the human body (GABA).
This medication may be used for also rest (insomnia)
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your condition that is medical, and reaction to treatment.
Use this medication precisely as prescribed. Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for an period that is extended of, do not instantly stop utilizing this drug without your physician's approval. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is abruptly stopped. Your dose might need to be gradually reduced to avoid effects that are side as seizures.
When useful for an extensive duration, this medication may not work as well and may require different dosing. Consult with your doctor if this medicine stops working well.
Inform your physician if your problem persists or worsens.
Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or frustration might occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
Keep in mind that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious adverse effects.
Tell your physician immediately if some of these unlikely but adverse that is serious occur: mental/mood changes, slurred speech, clumsiness, trouble walking, decreased/increased interest in sex, tremor, trouble urinating, sleep disturbances.
Inform your doctor immediately if any of the highly unlikely but extremely serious adverse effects occur: fainting, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea, vomiting, exhaustion, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, persistent sore throat or temperature.
A significant allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious reaction that is allergic: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This isn't a list that is complete of adverse effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your physician for medical advice about adverse effects. You may report adverse effects to Food And Drug Administration at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about negative effects. You may report adverse effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking oxazepam, tell your physician or pharmacist if you have any other allergies if you are allergic to it; or. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which could cause allergy symptoms or other problems. Confer with your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your physician or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver condition, renal infection, lung/breathing problems (e.g., COPD, anti snoring), drug or alcohol abuse.
This medication may allow you to be dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision you can perform such activities safely until you are sure. Avoid beverages that are alcoholic.
Older adults may be more painful and sensitive to your relative side effects of this drug, especially drowsiness. This side effect can increase the risk of falling.
This medication just isn't recommended for use during pregnancy due to your potential for harm to an baby that is unborn. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor right away. Check with your doctor for additional information.
This drug passes into breast milk and could have effects that are undesirable a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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