Serax Oral Capsule 10Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Serax: Oral capsule (10mg)

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Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc, A subsidiary of Pfizer Inc
Pill Identification: Wyeth-51 SERAX 10 
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Ivax Pharmaceuticals Inc a Division of Teva USA
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What is this Medicine?

OXAZEPAM (ox A ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and nervousness. It also can help treat alcohol withdrawal.

In-Depth Information

Serax 10mg Capsule

NDC: 000080051
  • Prescription Required
  • Federally Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Alcohol Withdrawal, Anxiety

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Insomnia

Serax 10mg Capsule
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Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc, A subsidiary of Pfizer Inc
Pill Identification: Wyeth-51 SERAX 10 
Shape: capsule
Color: pink,white

Reported Side Effects for Serax 10mg Capsule

Upset Stomach Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tiredness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Incoordination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Shaking Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Addiction Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Addiction Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Drowsiness Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tolerance Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Withdrawal Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Serax 10mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Serax 10mg Capsule(Oxazepam)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Oxazepam)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Serax 10mg Capsule(Oxazepam)
Marijuana and Benzodiazepines(Oxazepam)
Avoid Marijuana, Medical while you are taking Benzodiazepines to reduce anxiety or to induce sleep or sedation. Using some of these drugs along with Marijuana can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery if you are using Marijuana, Medical. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Serax 10mg Capsule(Oxazepam)
Tobacco and Oxazepam(Oxazepam)
Tobacco smoking may reduce the effectiveness of this drug in treating your condition; Tobacco smoke contains substances that speed the removal of this drug from the body. Alternatively, if you take this drug and suddenly stop Tobacco smoking, you may feel more drowsy or tired, or may experience confusion, dizziness, difficulty in movement or other side effects. If you will stop smoking, use care in driving or operating machinery until you know how this drug will affect you. Make sure your prescriber is aware that you smoke Tobacco or if you plan to stop smoking. Report any unusual side effects promptly.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Serax 10mg Capsule(Oxazepam)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Benzodiazepines(Oxazepam)
Although an interaction is possible, these drugs are often used together. Benzodiazepines include drugs for anxiety or sleep, such as Ativan, Dalmane, Doral, Halcion, Klonopin, Librium, ProSom, Restoril, Serax, Tranxene, Valium, and Xanax. Caffeine may increase nervousness or sleeplessness. If you are taking a Benzodiazepine to help you sleep, avoid taking Caffeine and Caffeine-containing foods or beverages like colas, coffee, teas, or chocolates within several hours prior to bedtime.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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