OXAZEPAM: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Anxiety: “I was put on this medication a couple of weeks ago. I take medicine for my OCD and I also take Remeron to sleep. Lately I haven’t been able to control my anxiety/intrusive thoughts and was put on Oxazapem 15 mg one hour before bedtime. It is great – it makes me really sleepy and gives me the munchies – I literally eat everything I can think of 5 minutes before collapsing in my bed. I can see why people would want to abuse this drug. My only problem is that my concentration levels have gotten really bad after taking Oxazapem. I am working daily and not many people know what I am struggling with (OCD and intrusive thoughts), so it is hard to maintain the “normal looking me” at work. Hopefully people will just think I am a bit tired or stressed out and it will pass soon.”

OCD-patient (taken for less than 1 month) February 9, 2018

For Anxiety: “I was given this to replace xanax for panic attacks because xanax is so addictive, apparently. Unfortunately for me, who only takes it on an as-needed basis, oxazepam does not have the same ability to quell panic attacks instantly once they have started. Instead, I have to take this in anticipation of an event happening, which I don’t really like to do, because I’m never sure. In general, though, it does calm me down if I plan ahead before certain panic-inducing events (like plane trips), but doesn’t help for unexpected panic attacks.”

Cather January 25, 2018

For Anxiety: “It’s a strange one for me. I am prescribed them for acute anxiety, whenever the bouts come. The thing is, they work. The relief is beautiful and it’s nice to regain what feels like a normal perspective of things, to bring an end to the myriad of worried thoughts. But once it starts to wear off, the anxiety slowly returns, but more so, gets worse. On top of that, I can feel so hopeless for days after taking just one pill, which can turn into depression if I’m not careful. It’s a pill that gives relief, but the adverse symptoms are not worth it. I maybe take them a couple of times a year at points where I’m otherwise unable to function at all (I don’t like medication )”

Asdf12321 January 18, 2018

For Anxiety: “I’ve been on so many different medications but nothing is more effective with my anxiety than this. I can go out and slowly gaining my confidence back. Never give up hope everyone reacts differently to different medications. Stay strong everyone out there you will find your way ❤️”

Jackiboy January 13, 2018

For Insomnia: “I use this medication to help me sleep and helps with anxiety as well. The only major side effect is it makes me eat everything in sight.It should be used for those who need to gain weight.”

sleepy bear (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 31, 2017

Serax (oxazepam) for Anxiety: “After 43 years of anxiety/panic disorder, serax has helped me have a life. Dr’s tried many other treatments until I ended up in ICU with my heart enzymes elevated. Theme 25 years ago Dr started me on Serax, which finally let me have a normal life.”

Danielrh52 (taken for 10 years or more) June 23, 2017

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