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Composition for ANXOZAP

Oxazepam(15 mg)

food interaction for ANXOZAP

alcohol interaction for ANXOZAP

pregnancy interaction for ANXOZAP

lactation interaction for ANXOZAP

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Anxozap 15 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Anxozap 15 mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Anxozap 15 mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ANXOZAP

Oxazepam(15 mg)

Uses

Anxozap 15 mg tablet is used in the treatment of insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), short term anxiety and alcohol withdrawal.

How it works

Anxozap 15 mg tablet induces sleep and controls seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Drowsiness, Altered libido, Change in appetite, Fatigue, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Restlessness, Stomach upset, Suicidal behaviors, Nightmare

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Expert advice for ANXOZAP

  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
     
  • Oxazepam may be addictive, so take it as prescribed by the doctor. 
  • Do not discontinue the use of Oxazepam, unless the doctor has advised you. Discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms, which may include seizures.
  • Oxazepam may cause memory problems, drowsiness, confusion, especially in elderly patients. 
  • Most people may find that it gets less effective over time. 
  • Avoid driving after taking Oxazepam as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Oxazepam, it may cause excessive drowsiness. 

Frequently asked questions for ANXOZAP

Oxazepam

Q.Is oxazepam a benzodiazepine or a narcotic?
Oxazepam belongs to benzodiazepine group of medicines and it is not a narcotic

Q.Is oxazepam addictive?
Yes, oxazepam is addictive. If used more than 4 weeks without a break, there is a risk of becomingdependent or of having problems when you stop taking

Q.Is oxazepam a metabolite of diazepam/clonazepam?
Yes, oxazepam is a metabolite of diazepam but not of clonazepam

Q.Can I take oxazepam with mirtazapine/ Zoloft/ tramadol/ diazepam/ antibiotics?
Oxazepam may interact with these medications. Kindly follow doctors instructions

Q.Is oxazepam the same as valium/Xanax?
Oxazepam and valium/Xanax, all belong to same class of medicines called benzodiazepines, and have similar effect on brain. However, consult your doctor for specific indications of each medicine

Q.Does oxazepam lower blood pressure/ cause weight loss or weight gain / make you sleepy/ get you high/ cause diarrhea?
Oxazepam may cause these side effects. Call your doctor if you experience any unusual problems during your treatment with oxazepam.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)