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Addiction with apo-oxazepam?

Is apo-oxazepam addictive if you take 30 mg. per night? If so how long do you have to take this drug before you are addicted and if so how do you get off it?
by helen in canada, 03/13/2006


Should a person take 2 - 30MG at bedtime?  What are the side effects if chosen to do this? Also, what are the side effects if taken with a mild amount of alochol?  
by rbs in usa, 10/15/2006

Oxazepam (Serax)
(ox- AY-zeh-pam)
Pregnancy Category: D Apo-Oxazepam Novoxapam Oxpam PMS-Oxazepam Serax Zapex (C-IV) (Rx)

Classification: Antianxiety agent, benzodiazepine

See Also: See also Tranquilizers, Antimanic Drugs, and Hypnotics .

Action/Kinetics: Absorbed more slowly than most benzodiazepines. Peak plasma levels: 2-4 hr. t 1/2: 5-20 hr. Broken down in the liver to inactive metabolites, which are excreted through both the urine and feces. Reputed to cause less drowsiness than chlordiazepoxide.

Uses: Anxiety, tension, anxiety with depression. Adjunct in acute alcohol withdrawal.

Special Concerns: Dosage has not been established in children less than 12 years of age; use is not recommended in children less than 6 years of age.

Additional Side Effects: Paradoxical reactions characterized by sleep disorders and hyperexcitability during first weeks of therapy. Hypotension after parenteral administration.

How Supplied: Capsule: 10 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg; Tablet: 15 mg

?Capsules, Tablets Anxiety, mild to moderate.
Adults: 10-30 mg t.i.d.-q.i.d.
Anxiety, tension, irritability, agitation.
Geriatric and debilitated clients: 10 mg t.i.d.; can be increased to 15 mg t.i.d.-q.i.d.
Alcohol withdrawal.
Adults: 15-30 mg t.i.d.-q.i.d.

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Gale Marcil, Anzac, Alberta - 07/20/2016

I have taking pill as prescribed Orally for two nights . Have not gotten any sleep at all . Sorely disappointed for sure