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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
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
I have recently failed a drug tust for oxazepam and there is no way it could be in my system I take maca and dandellion for natural fertility?
Possibly: False positive test- not uncommon, especially when using herbal supplements. Get retested and consult ordering physician. ...Read more
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
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
...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
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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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
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
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
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
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
How long after same day sedated oral surgery, can I start taking 15 mgs. Of Oxazepam? I take this med on a daily bases.
I'd wait...: I'd wait at least 8 hours. Perhaps 12 might be safer ...Read more
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
I have oxazepam that expired in 2011 that was prescribed for insomnia. I am going through a period of insomnia again. Would it be harmful to take?
Recommend: Against taking medication that expired so long ago. Take care. ...Read more
Pills: They take roughly an hour to start having an effect ...Read more
Quickly: Within 1 to 2 hours. Faster if you take it on an empty stomach and/or drink a hot liquid with it. ...Read more
I took two pills last night. One oxazepam 30 mg and one Xanax (alprazolam) 2 mg and it helped my anxiety and sleep a lot! Is this a good thing? I woke refreshed.
No: Combining 2 benzo is not good it can affect your breathing and higher tendency of dependence. ...Read more
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
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
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