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Dr. Scott Keith
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Serax (Overview)

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


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How quick does serax work?

How quick does serax work?

45-90 mins: It is one of the most slowly absorbed of this class of medications (benzodiazapines). The peak blood level would be about 3 hours after taking it. Caution with all of this class of medications: do not mix with alcohol. Serax can also be habit forming i.e. One can become dependent upon it after taking it for a longer time at a higher dosage. Do not stop if abruptly without talking to a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
31 doctors shared insights

Serax (Overview)

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


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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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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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How long will Serax show in my system?

How long will Serax show in my system?

Drug test screening?: Are you being drug screen tested for work or other purpose and are you being prescribed Serax for a particular medical condition by your doctor? If so, then, you should check with them and see if they will provide documentation that you are on the medication by doctor's orders. That way, it doesn't matter if it shows up on a drug screen or not. ...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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How quick does serax work?

45-90 mins: It is one of the most slowly absorbed of this class of medications (benzodiazapines). The peak blood level would be about 3 hours after taking it. Caution with all of this class of medications: do not mix with alcohol. Serax can also be habit forming i.e. One can become dependent upon it after taking it for a longer time at a higher dosage. Do not stop if abruptly without talking to a doctor. ...Read more

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How long will Serax show in my system?

Drug test screening?: Are you being drug screen tested for work or other purpose and are you being prescribed Serax for a particular medical condition by your doctor? If so, then, you should check with them and see if they will provide documentation that you are on the medication by doctor's orders. That way, it doesn't matter if it shows up on a drug screen or not. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Oxazepam (Definition)

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