Generic Name: Oxazepam (ox-AZ-e-pam)
Drug Class: Sedative/Hypnotic
This medicine is used to treat anxiety. This medicine is used to calm you.
It may be prescribed for patients who have trouble sleeping.
This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect,
adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions
about your medicines, talk to your health care provider.
How it Works
This medicine produces and calming effect by increasing a chemical in the
How to Take It
Take this medicine exactly as directed. It may be taken with food or milk
if stomach upset occurs.
Possible Side Effects
- If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly:
- stomach upset
- blurred vision
- impaired coordination
- memory loss
- hangover effect or clouded thinking may occur
- This medicine can cause dizziness or drowsiness.
- Do NOT drive a vehicle or perform other potenially dangerous activities
until you know how this medicine will affect you.
- This medicine will add to the effects of alcohol and other depressant
drugs. Do NOT drink while taking this medicine.
- Do NOT increase your dose of this medicine without first talking to
- Seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your
local or regional poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
- Talk to your doctor if you are taking any medications for depression,
pain, or seizures. Other sedative medications including over-the-counter
antihistimines can increase the side effects of this medicine and should
be used cautiously.
Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next
dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out
of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat
and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated
or no longer needed.
If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor
about the benefits and the risks of taking this edicine during your pregnancy.
This medicine is excreted in breast milk. Do not breastfeed while taking this
For more information, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or health care provider.
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