General English name: Oxazepam

 

Application: Anxiety

 

Forms of oxazepam

  • Tablet

 

 

Forms of oxazepam

Pharmacological information of oxazepam

Dosage and method of taking oxazepam

Contraindications to oxazepam

Taking oxazepam during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of oxazepam on driving and working with machines

Oxazepam drug interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking oxazepam

Side effects of oxazepam

Excessive use of oxazepam (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of oxazepam

 

 

Pharmacological information of oxazepam

Oxazepam is an anti-anxiety drug prescribed for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Oxazepam is prescribed for a short time to relieve the symptoms of anxiety. Oxazepam affects the function of neurotransmitters (responsible for transmitting messages to brain cells), has a calming effect and helps relax muscles (restful sleep), so it is also useful for treating sleep problems.

 

Dosage and method of taking oxazepam

  • Carefully read the package leaflet before starting treatment with oxazepam. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of medicine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. Oxazepam 1-2 tablets are usually given three times a day.
  • Your doctor will usually advise people with sleep problems to take this medicine at bedtime.
  • Take oxazepam regularly and at a set time so that you do not forget it
  • Never chew the medicine, swallow it with water.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose of oxazepam at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is about an hour away, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to oxazepam

  • Note the expiration date of the oxazepam drug and do not take it if it has expired.
  • Never give oxazepam to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Taking oxazepam during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of oxazepam on driving and working with machines

This medicine makes you drowsy and affects your performance. Make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Oxazepam drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with oxazepam include kava, sodium oxibate, clozapine, digoxin, and orlistat.

The specific medications listed below can increase the risk of side effects from oxazepam (such as shortness of breath, severe drowsiness, and dizziness) if you take medications such as alcohol, sleeping pills, or anti-anxiety medications (such as alprazolam, lorazepam, diazepam). Use diazepam, zolpidem, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), muscle relaxants, and painkillers (such as codeine), tell your doctor or pharmacist inform.

Smoking can reduce the effectiveness of oxazepam (by inducing liver enzymes). Tell your doctor if you smoke or have recently quit, as your dose may need to be adjusted.

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking oxazepam

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have any respiratory problems (such as COPD).
  • If you have mental health problems such as psychosis, depression, obsession, fear and personality disorder.
  • If you have a drug or alcohol addiction.
  • If you have myasthenia gravis.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Side effects of oxazepam

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Feeling drowsy, weak and dizzy: In this case, avoid driving and working with machines.
  • Mood swings (nervousness and aggression): These side effects are rare in some people, so consult your doctor if any of these things bother you.
  • Forgetfulness and incompatibility

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to oxazepam.

 

Excessive use of oxazepam (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take oxazepam more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • Call the emergency room immediately if you feel that you have a drug poisoning and are experiencing symptoms such as severe drowsiness, slow reflexes, shortness of breath, loss of consciousness, shortness of breath or fainting.

 

Storage conditions of oxazepam

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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