Serax (Oxazepam) - Uses And Side Effects
Generic Name: Oxazepam - ORAL (ox-AZ-eh-pam)
BRAND NAME: Serax
What is Serax and for what Serax is used?
Serax (Oxazepam) is used as an anti-anxiety agent. It is available in generic form. A prescription is required from your physician to obtain Serax, and can be habit forming. Serax (Oxazepam) is used to treat anxiety and acute alcohol withdrawal. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. It works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA).
Serax (Oxazepam) relieves anxiety and nervousness, and can help patients cope with alcohol withdrawal. Federal law prohibits the transfer of oxazepam to any person other than the patient for whom it was prescribed. Do not share this medicine with anyone else.
How to Take Serax
Serax comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth. It usually is taken three or four times a day and may be taken with or without food. Serax can be habit-forming. If Serax (oxazepam) upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your prescriber's advice.
Serax tablets are available in 15mgs, and capsules are available in 10, 15, 30 mgs. The initial dose can range from 15 to 60 mgs per day, increasing to a maximum of 120 mgs per day as needed. If you take this medication for 3 weeks or more, do not take yourself off of this medication.
What are the Side Effects of Serax
Some common side effects reported with Serax medicine include:
Warnings and precautions for Serax
What drugs may interact with Serax
What to do if you take Overdose of Serax medicine?
If you take overdose of Serax the seek medical attention immediately. For non emergencies, contact your local or regional poison control center.
What if you miss a dose of serax?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How to Store Serax
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