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What should I know about oxazepam before taking it?

Oxazepam can be habit forming. Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, do not take oxazepam for more than four months. Never give this drug to anyone else. You may experience withdrawal symptoms or seizures when you stop taking oxazepam. Do not suddenly stop taking oxazepam without consulting your doctor first. Tell your doctor if oxazepam no longer seems to be working effectively for you. Avoid drinking alcohol or taking medications that can make you drowsy while you are taking oxazepam. Talk to your doctor before taking oxazepam if you also take tranquilizers, sedatives, narcotic painkillers, or antihistamines. Use caution if you drive or do other activities that require alertness, because oxazepam can make you sleepy or affect the way you think. Don't take oxazepam if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or to benzodiazepines including alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), or lorazepam (Ativan). If you are pregnant, do not take oxazepam because it can cause birth defects.

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