Oxazepam

 
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What is/are Oxazepam?

Oxazepam (marketed in English speaking countries under the following brand names Alepam, Medopam, Murelax, Noripam, Opamox, Ox-Pam, Purata, Serax and Serepax, as Vaben in Israel, and as Sobril and Oxascand in Sweden and as Sobril and Alopam in Norway and Zaxpam in India ), is a drug which is a short-to-intermediate-acting 3-hydroxy benzodiazepine derivative. Oxazepam is a benzodiazepine used extensively since the 1960s for the treatment of anxiety and insomnia and in the control of symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. It is a metabolite of diazepam, prazepam and temazepam.[4] Oxazepam has moderate amnesic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative and skeletal muscle relaxant properties compared to other benzodiazepines.

Medical uses

Oxazepam along with diazepam, nitrazepam and temazepam, were the four benzodiazepines listed on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme and represented 82% of the benzodiazepine prescriptions in Australia in 1990-1991.

Adverse effects

The side effects of oxazepam are similar in nature to those of other benzodiazepines and may include dizziness, drowsiness, headache, memory impairment, paradoxical excitement, retrograde amnesia, but does not affect transient global amnesia.[citation needed] Side effects due to rapid decrease in dose or abrupt withdrawal from oxazepam may include abdominal and muscle cramps, convulsions, depression, inability to fall asleep or stay asleep, sweating, tremors, or vomiting.

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My anxiety gets away and I can work and meet People onsdag the Street and in affairs. My social fobei dissepers and I can feel like a normal person.

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Sobril
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Anxiety

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Brittmarie Strand
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Anxiety Relief

IMHO, Purata...Oxazepam made by Aspen is more of a daytime relief from anxiety, without any major sedative effects.
Nice clean meditation feeling, great for work, usually just 2 pills will keep the hounds at bay and let you focus and be productive during your days activities. JMO ..no side effect profile for most, and the price point is quite appealing.

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Purata
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Anxiety

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Serax and Me

I was prescribed Serax years ago for anxiety and panic attacks. It was one of many different anti-anxiety medications the doctor rotated and tried for my problems.

In my experience Serax is not a fast-acting medicine which gives you fast relief. It seems to take longer to have an actual effect of it working. More like a gradual creeping, as it builds up in your system maybe? The good part is it lasted longer than most other medications for this problem and I didn't have to take something every 4-6 hours, which I did with most of the other meds the doctor tried before. I went to just 2, maybe 3, times a day.

Fortunately, I didn't have any really negative side effects from the Serax. I will say that it was overall more sedating than most other benzos I had taken. As far as long lasting, Serax is similar to Valium. It's effects seemed more like Xanax though.
I have a friend who was prescribed Serax once and while taking it, she experienced problems with memory loss, exhibiting abnormal behaviors for her (like she was sleep-walking, no memory of it afterward), but perhaps her dose was too large or her tolerance too low to those type meds.
It's a chance one takes with Serax because it's similar to Xanax in some ways, such as short-term memory loss and "waking amnesia", I guess you could call it (or on "auto-pilot").

Disclaimer: I believe mine were red and white capsules, which I didn't see above. It has been a few years and I cannot say if what changes, such as manufacturers or ingredients, have occurred to change
what I experienced from Serax. I can only tell you that it worked for my anxiety and panic attacks in the time frame when my doctor prescribed it for me, kept me calm and less stressed, with less peaks and valleys.
Hope this helps someone else.

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Serax
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