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Dr. Gregory Moneta
31 doctors shared insights

Oxazepam (Overview)

Oxazepam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug).


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What are effects of oxazepam?

What are effects of oxazepam?

Depends: If you mean what is it used for, it isused to calm anxiety and agitation or to treat alcohol withdrawal. If it is working correctly you should feel calmer inside and maybe less jittery. If the dose is low and you are not sensitive, you may feel a little tired, all the rest of the feelings of Oxazepam are really side effects. You shouldn't "feel" much if properly used. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
31 doctors shared insights

Oxazepam (Overview)

Oxazepam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug).


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Whats oxazepam do to you?

Whats oxazepam do to you?

Calms you: Oxazepam is a benzodiazepines, a mild sedative that depress the central nervous system and acts as a muscle relaxant. The drug works by amplifying the effects of a naturally occurring chemical in the brain that calms the body, called gamma-aminobutyric acid. ...Read more

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Is it safe to combine oxazepam with lorazepam?

Is it safe to combine oxazepam with lorazepam?

Safety of benzo: Benzodiazepine, the group that encompass valium [diazepam], serax [oxazepam], Ativan [lorazepam] are very safe but not made to be used for a long time as they only treat symptoms while the main problem is left untreated. And a good doctor never prescribe those for more than 3 months. No sane doc would prescribe both Lorazepam and oxa together. ...Read more

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Will oxazepam work for marijuana withdrawal like it would for alcohol withdrawal?

Will oxazepam work for marijuana withdrawal like it would for alcohol withdrawal?

Not really: Oxazepam is and benzodiazepine and works on gaba receptors. Marijuana has its own receptors. On the other hand, marijuana withdrawal, if such exists, might present with anxiety and Oxazepam will help for that. If you say you're withdrawing from marijuana, where you depressed to begin with? ...Read more

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When your take a benzodiazapine oxazepam, when do you get the side effect?

When your take a benzodiazapine oxazepam, when do you get the side effect?

Depends: Some people get side effects at low dosages because theyt are sensitive. Others need higher doses. It usually is trial and error to see which dose will cause dise effects in people and people have different sensitivities to different side effects like nausea vs sedation. ...Read more

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Why are these side effects of medication serax?

Why are these side effects of medication serax?

Many: Drowsiness, dizziness, and headaches are common, as is difficulty concentrating; more severe side effects include respiratory depression, dependency, seizures, rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, and withdrawal if it's stopped abruptly. ...Read more

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Does oxazepam stay in your system?

Does oxazepam stay in your system?

Serax: Half-life is 4-15 hours, so it would likely stay in system for 20-75 hours. ...Read more

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How long does oxazepam take to help with anxiety?

How long does oxazepam take to help with anxiety?

Less tha an hour: If you do not notice the effect in an hour, this medication may not be the right one for you. ...Read more

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How long can you take oxazepam without getting withdrawal effects?

How long can you take oxazepam without getting withdrawal effects?

Depends: Some of my patients are taking following for many years, and do not feel any need to increase the dose. Some of them are getting addicted pretty quickly. First signs are: you need to take more to achieve the same effect; it does not work as long; you are anxious while on the medication; he cannot fall asleep unless you take your usual dose, etc. ...Read more

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Whats oxazepam do to you?

Calms you: Oxazepam is a benzodiazepines, a mild sedative that depress the central nervous system and acts as a muscle relaxant. The drug works by amplifying the effects of a naturally occurring chemical in the brain that calms the body, called gamma-aminobutyric acid. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
31 doctors shared insights

Serax (Definition)

Serax is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more