For the treatment of alcohol withdrawal, the recommended dose of oxazepam is usually 15 mg to 30 mg three to four times daily. The suggested oxazepam dosing for those with mild-to-moderate anxiety is 10 mg to 15 mg three or four times daily. It is important that you take your oxazepam dosage at the same times each day in order to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
An Introduction to Oxazepam DosingThe dose of oxazepam (Serax®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your oxazepam dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
The recommended oxazepam dose for alcohol withdrawal treatment is oxazepam 15 mg to 30 mg three to four times daily.
The recommended oxazepam dose for mild-to-moderate anxiety treatment is oxazepam 10 mg to 15 mg three or four times daily. For severe anxiety or anxiety associated with depression, the recommended dose is oxazepam 15 mg to 30 mg three or four times daily.
Elderly people, who may be more sensitive to the effects of oxazepam, should be started at a lower dose, usually oxazepam 10 mg three times daily.
- Oxazepam comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth, usually three or four times daily.
- Oxazepam can be taken with or without food. If oxazepam bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Oxazepam should be taken at the same times each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Oxazepam may cause serious problems if you take it at higher dosages or for a longer period of time than your healthcare provider recommends (see Oxazepam Addiction).