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Murelax

Generic Name: Oxazepam
Product Name: Murelax

Indication

Anxiety
Short term treatment of insomnia

Action

Benzodiazepines potentiate the inhibitory effects of gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA throughout the CNS, resulting in anxiolytic, sedative hypnotic, muscle relaxant and antiepileptic effects

Dose advice

Mild to moderate anxiety:
7.5-15 mg 3-4 times daily
Severe anxiety:
15-30mg 3-4 times daily
Elderly:
Initially 7.5mg 2-3 times daily, to a maximum of 15mg 3-4 times daily

Common side effects

Drowsiness
Over-sedation
Light-headedness
Memory loss
Ataxia
Slurred speech

Uncommon side effects

Headache
Vertigo
Hypotension
Disorientation
Confusion
Paradoxical excitation
Euphoria
Aggression and hostility
Anxiety
Decreased libido
Anterograde amnesia
Pain and thrombophlebitis with IV injection
Respiratory arrest with IV use

 

For further information talk to your doctor.

Dates

Posted On: 2 September, 2004
Modified On: 1 January, 1970


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