Generic Name: Oxazepam (ox-AZ-e-pam)Drug Class: Sedative/Hypnotic
- Drug Uses
- General Information
- How it Works
- How to Take It
- Possible Side Effects
- Warnings and Precautions
- Drug Interactions
- Missing a Dose
- Pregnancy or Nursing
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
How to Take It
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 your doctor.
- 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.
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 Throw away any medication that is outdated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
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 19 May 2015
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