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Oxazepam - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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General Information on Oxazepam

Generic Name : Oxazepam
Pronunciation : ox a' ze pam
Latest prescription information about Oxazepam. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y47.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Oxazepam

India : 

International : 

Serax
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Why is Oxazepam Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a benzodiazepine derivative, prescribed for anxiety and insomnia.  It works by affecting the brain to reduce nervous tension.

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When should Oxazepam not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with psychoses and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Oxazepam?

The recommended dose range is 10 to 30 mg in divided doses.

How should Oxazepam be taken?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Oxazepam?

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.

What are the side effects of Oxazepam?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Oxazepam?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Oxazepam?

Store it at room temperature, away from excess heat.


<>Schedule : HPrescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.



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