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 effect that is anti-seizure. It really works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural substance in the human body (GABA).
This medication may also be used for rest (insomnia)
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your condition that is medical, and response to therapy.
Use this medication exactly as prescribed. Do not increase your dose, frequently take it more 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 unexpectedly stop using this drug without your medical practitioner's approval. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is abruptly stopped. Your dose may need to be slowly reduced to avoid effects that are side as seizures.
When employed for an extended duration, this medication might not are well and may require dosing that is different. Talk to your doctor if this medication stops working well.
Inform your physician if your condition persists or worsens.
Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred eyesight, or frustration may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your pharmacist or doctor promptly.
Remember that your physician has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of adverse effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious adverse effects.
Inform your doctor right away if some of these unlikely but side that is serious occur: mental/mood changes, slurred speech, clumsiness, trouble walking, decreased/increased curiosity about sex, tremor, trouble urinating, sleep disturbances.
Inform your doctor right away if any of the highly unlikely but very side that is serious occur: fainting, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea, vomiting, tiredness, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, persistent sore neck or temperature.
A serious reaction that is allergic this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not 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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Phone your doctor for medical advice about adverse effects. You could report effects that are side FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Phone your doctor for medical advice about unwanted effects. You may report effects that are side Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking oxazepam, tell your physician or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which could cause allergic reactions or other problems. Speak to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, inform your medical professional or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, renal illness, lung/breathing problems (e.g., COPD, anti snoring), drug or alcohol abuse.
This medication may make you 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 alcoholic beverages.
Older grownups may be more delicate to your relative side effects of this drug, especially drowsiness. This adverse 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 unborn baby. You may be pregnant, inform your doctor right away if you become pregnant or think. Check with your doctor for more information.
This drug passes into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Check with your doctor before breast-feeding.
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