Drug Index

Oxazepam

 
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Mechanism :

It is a benzodiazepine and works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical GABA in the body.


Indication :

• Anxiety

• Acute alcohol withdrawal


Contraindications :

It is not recommended for use during pregnancy due to the potential for fetal harm. It may pass into breast milk. Therefore, breast-feeding while using this medication is not recommended.


Dosing :

In children above 12 years, given orally.

Mild-to-moderate anxiety: 10 to 15 mg, thrice daily.

Severe anxiety syndromes: 15 to 30 mg, thrice daily.


Adverse Effect :

Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or headache may occur. Mental/mood changes, slurred speech, clumsiness, trouble walking, tremor, trouble urinating, sleep disturbances. Fainting, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea, vomiting, fatigue, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, persistent sore throat or fever can also occur. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.


Interaction :

Sodium Oxybate: Not to be used with sodium oxybate.


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