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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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What Drug. Wii workAs. We'll As. Serax. For. Anxiety. Agitation?

What Drug. Wii workAs. We'll As. Serax. For. Anxiety. Agitation?

Ask your doctor: Who knows your history, is class of medications is not recommended for people 65 and over and you are within a year of this age. T ...Read more

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Can xanax (alprazolam) cause a positive drug test for serax (oxazepam)?

Can xanax (alprazolam) cause a positive drug test for serax (oxazepam)?

No: Oxazepam is a metabolite of Valium but not xanax (alprazolam). It is a drug prescribed itself. Like Nexium (esomeprazole) is a metabolite of Prilosec (omeprazole). ...Read more

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I started taking serax for withdrawal symptoms from oxycodone. I take 4 per day-15 mg each. I am very worried that this may show up on a drug test on Wednesday. I took my last dose at 6 pm last night. Will I be ok?

I started taking serax for withdrawal symptoms from oxycodone. I take 4 per day-15 mg each. I am very worried that this may show up on a drug test on Wednesday. I took my last dose at 6 pm last night. Will I be ok?

Yes: If it shows up as Benzodiazepam, you can inform them that is a prescribed medication. You could also get a note from your doctor stating that your receiving a Benzodiazepam. My concern is that you may need a real treatment for your opiod addiction. Only longterm effective therapy are with Methadone or Buprenorphine or Vivitriol with counseling ...Read more

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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

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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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Is serax like valium?

Is serax like valium?

Yes: Both are benzodiazepines. Benefit and side-effect profiles are similar. So too are the drawbacks: addiction potential, sedation, confusion, respiratory depression. Emotional depression. ...Read more

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Can you take Valium and serax together?

Can you take Valium and serax together?

No: This would not be a recommended combination as both are benzodiazepines. I cannot think of any reason to take both together and the interaction could be harmful. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm on 10 milligrams of serax twice per day can I drink on it?

What do you advise if I'm on 10 milligrams of serax twice per day can I drink on it?

Serax...: ...is the old brand name for oxazepam, a mid-potency benzodiazepine. It is used for anxiety and sleep.

Alcohol is an central nervous system depressant just like benzodiazepines.

Taking the two together can cause greatly magnified effects leading to respiratory depression and death. ...Read more

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Will I be able to drink while taking serax?

Will I be able to drink while taking serax?

Not recommended: Per Drugs. Com Drug interaction checker - mixing alcohol and oxazepam can ^ "dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment." ...Read more

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Is it okay to take serax and Advil (ibuprofen) simultaneously?

Is it okay to take serax and Advil (ibuprofen) simultaneously?

SHOULD BE: I do not know any contraindications. Serax is the brand name for Oxazepam which is a benzodiazepine and advil (ibuprofen) is Ibuprofen and analgesic in the non steroidal anti inflammatory class. ...Read more

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Ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) with serax?

Ok to take tylenol (acetaminophen) with serax?

OK: Plain tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok with serax, but you want to avoid combination products with antihistamines or decongestants. ...Read more

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What's oxazepam do to you?

What's 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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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

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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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What would happen if you overdosed on 1260mgs of Apo-Oxazepam?

What would happen if you overdosed on 1260mgs of Apo-Oxazepam?

Please don't: If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Will it harm me if I took oxazepam every day?

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Oxazepam: Serax is short-acting benzodiazepine for anxiety. If prescribed by physician, follow his/her instructions. ...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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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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Hi docs, would one 10mg oxazepam make me tired?

Oxazepam: Also known as Serax, comes in 15mg. & 30mg., andat 10mg. It is less likely to cause significant sedation. ...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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How long does oxazepam 30 mg stay in your system. I take 20 tablets a day and have a Urine test to complete.?

How long does oxazepam 30 mg stay in your system. I take 20 tablets a day and have a Urine test to complete.?

20 tablets?: That sounds like a huge dose. That means the patient should be working with 1 primary care doctor and 1 psychiatrist... with only 1 doctor prescribing any and all drugs with addiction or abuse potential. The drug probably stays around for several days when using normal doses, and likely longer for huge doses. Bad things happen if the drug is suddenly stopped. A urine test should be an honest one. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Oxazepam allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Oxazepam allergy?

Oxazepam Allergy: Oxazepam (Serax) is a benzodiazepine that is used to treat anxiety. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Can we give temazepam and oxazepam with in short interval difference to the patient?

Can we give temazepam and oxazepam with in short interval difference to the patient?

Depends on dose: Unfortunately, without knowing the dose of each - it's impossible to say. However, both temazepam and oxazepam have decent half lives (roughly 8 hours) - so short interval dosing shouldn't be needed at therapeutic doses. Wish there was a better answer - Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have been prescribed alprazolam & oxazepam for a long flight, what is a medical safe amount to take together. I need to sleep for my anxiety?

I have been prescribed alprazolam & oxazepam for a long flight, what is a medical safe amount to take together. I need to sleep for my anxiety?

Similarities: Hi. Both of this benzo's have a similar half-life, although alprazolam hits faster. You probably don't need to take BOTH since they have the same mechanism of action and duration of action. Talk with the prescribing doctor about this, and whether he/she thinks you need BOTH. Good luck and travel safely! ...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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Will alprazolam show a false positive for nordiazepam and or oxazepam. The confirmation test was done via gc/ms from the lab I use.?

Probably yes: My educated "guess" is that most drug blood screening is geared toward "groups" or "classes" of substances. Alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, and the others you mentioned are all considered to be in the class of benzodiazopine derivatives. Use of any of them will trigger a positive response, but is not specific to which is in your system. Other classes include thc, cocaine, crystal meth, etoh, etc. ...Read more

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Hi, my boyfriend tested positive for oxazepam but has never taken it in his life. Could a sleep aid or even tramodol be a reason for a false positive?

Hi, my boyfriend tested positive for oxazepam but has never taken it in his life. Could a sleep aid or even tramodol be a reason for a false positive?

False positives: Are very common when it comes to drug screening. Gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, however, don't lie. Ask to have the sample sent for definitive testing. ...Read more

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I feel extremely faint/dizzy on planes during takeoff/landing, I also have anxiety. I have 15mg of oxazepam could this help or make the feeling worse?

I feel extremely faint/dizzy on planes during takeoff/landing, I also have anxiety. I have 15mg of oxazepam could this help or make the feeling worse?

Yes, maybe: If you are taking other meds, you need to check with your doc about whether you can safely mix them with the oxazepam. It is good for anxiety, but do not mix alcohol withit ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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