Generic Name : Oxazepam Pronunciation : ox a' ze pam Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics ICD Code : Y47.5
International- Serax. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a benzodiazepine derivative, prescribed for anxiety and insomnia. It works by affecting the brain to reduce nervous tension. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with psychoses and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The recommended dose range is 10 to 30 mg in divided doses. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth with food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, seizures, or lung, heart, or liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
* It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption. Side Effects :
Central Nervous System - Drowsiness, ataxia, dizziness, vertigo, memory impairment, headache, lethargy and excitement.
Genitourinary - Menstrual irregularities and urinary incontinence.
Miscellaneous - Blurred vision, double vision and fever.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat.
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