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When and How to Take Oxazepam

Some general considerations for when and how to take oxazepam include:
  • The medication comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth, usually three or four times daily.
  • Oxazepam can be taken with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • The medication should be taken at the same times each day to maintain an even level 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 than your healthcare provider recommends (see Oxazepam Addiction).

Dosing Information

The dose of oxazepam 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 dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Oxazepam Dosing for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Oxazepam can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Oxazepam).

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much oxazepam may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Lethargy
  • Coordination problems
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Coma
  • Loss of life.
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Oxazepam Overdose for more information.)
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