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What are the side effects of oxazepam?

Side effects of oxazepam (brand name Serax), a drug prescribed for anxiety disorders and alcohol withdrawal, may include appetite changes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth, feeling weak, tired or sleepy, trouble concentrating or remembering, swelling, or erratic menstrual periods. Call your doctor if any of the following side effects become severe or won't go away: constipation, trouble urinating or urinating often, changes in sex ability or drive, blurry vision, and feeling excited or restless. Immediately call your doctor if you experience a bad rash, yellowed eyes or skin, erratic heartbeat, fever, shuffling gait, trembling or unable to sit still, feeling confused, angry or overexcited, fainting or lightheadedness, or feelings of recklessness. Call 911 for emergency medical help if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction, including hives, trouble breathing, and swollen throat, tongue, lips, or face.

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