Serax

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Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Serax before taking it.

What is Serax

Serax is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. Serax affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.
Serax is used to treat anxiety disorders or alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Serax may also be used for other purposes not listed in Serax guide.

Serax side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
  • confusion;
  • unusual risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger;
  • hyperactivity, agitation, hostility;
  • hallucinations;
  • feeling lightheaded, fainting;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • problems with urination.

Less serious side effects may include:
  • drowsiness, dizziness;
  • amnesia or forgetfulness, trouble concentrating;
  • slurred speech;
  • swelling;
  • headache;
  • skin rash;
  • nausea, vomiting, constipation;
  • irregular menstrual periods; or
  • loss of interest in sex.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Serax dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Anxiety:

For mild to moderate anxiety: 10 to 15 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day.
For severe anxiety: 15 to 30 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Alcohol Withdrawal:

15 to 30 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day for alcoholics with acute inebriation, tremulousness, or anxiety on withdrawal.

Usual Geriatric Dose for Anxiety:

Initial dose: 10 mg orally 3 times a day.
If necessary, increase cautiously to 15 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Anxiety:

The safety and efficacy of Serax in children < 6 years has not been established. Absolute dosage for children 6 to 12 years has not been established. However, the use of Serax in children 6 to 12 years may be appropriate is some situations.
>= 6 years to 12 years: 1 mg/kg/day.
>= 13 years: For mild to moderate anxiety: 10 to 15 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day.
For severe anxiety: 15 to 30 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day.

Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Serax medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
10 mg30 $25.45USA
10 mg90 $49.40USA
15 mg30 $26.45USA
15 mg90 $51.40USA
30 mg30 $52.95USA
30 mg90 $104.40USA
Mars Therapeutics & Chemicals Ltd
5 mg10 Tablet$0.38India


Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
Serepax 30mg TAB / 10 $0.18
SEREPAX tab 15 mg x 10's $0.12Wyeth
30 mg10 Tablet$0.18
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References

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  2. "Oxazepam". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "Oxazepam". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0084... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Serax - Frequently asked Questions

Can Serax be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

Who should not take Serax?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Serax or to other benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam, chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), or lorazepam (Ativan).

Before taking Serax, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

  • glaucoma;

  • asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), or other breathing problems;

  • kidney or liver disease;

  • a history of depression or suicidal thoughts or behavior; or

  • a history of drug or alcohol addiction.

If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.

Serax can cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Do not use Serax without your doctor's consent if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. Use an effective form of birth control while you are using this medication.

Serax may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

The sedative effects of Serax may last longer in older adults. Accidental falls are common in elderly patients who take benzodiazepines. Use caution to avoid falling or accidental injury while you are taking Serax.

How should I take Serax?

Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.

Serax should be used for only a short time. Do not take this medication for longer than 4 months without your doctor's advice.

Serax may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Serax should never be shared with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.

Contact your doctor if this medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your symptoms.

Do not stop using Serax suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.

Your symptoms may return when you stop using Serax after using it over a long period of time. You may also have seizures or withdrawal symptoms when you stop using Serax. Withdrawal symptoms may include tremor, sweating, trouble sleeping, muscle cramps, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior, and seizure (convulsions).

To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your doctor will need to check your progress on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

Store Serax at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Keep track of how many pills have been used from each new bottle of this medicine. Benzodiazepines are drugs of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription.

What other drugs will affect Serax?

Before taking Serax, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:

  • a barbiturate such as amobarbital (Amytal), butabarbital (Butisol), mephobarbital (Mebaral), secobarbital (Seconal), or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);

  • an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);

  • medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), mesoridazine (Serentil), pimozide (Orap), or thioridazine (Mellaril);

  • narcotic medications such as butorphanol (Stadol), codeine, hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), levorphanol (Levo-Dromoran), meperidine (Demerol), methadone (Dolophine, Methadose), morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph), naloxone (Narcan), oxycodone (OxyContin), propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet); or

  • antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), amoxapine (Asendin), citalopram (Celexa), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Sinequan), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), paroxetine (Paxil), protriptyline (Vivactil), sertraline (Zoloft), or trimipramine (Surmontil).

This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Serax. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Can Serax be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Serax be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology