oxazepam (Serax, Zaxopam)

  • Medical Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is oxazepam-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • Use during pregnancy may cause harm to the fetus and should be avoided.
  • Oxazepam may be secreted in human milk. It should not be used during breastfeeding.

What else should I know about oxazepam-oral?

What preparations of oxazepam-oral are available?

  • Oral capsules: 10 mg, 15 mg, and 30 mg.
  • Tablet: 15 mg

How should I keep oxazepam-oral stored?

Oxazepam capsules and tablets should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C to 30 C (59 F and 86 F).

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/28/2016
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