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DEA CODE 2839: Schedule 4

Oxazolam is a long-acting benzodiazepine with general properties similar to those of diazepam. It has been given by mouth for the short-term treatment of anxiety disorders. Oxazolam has also been used as a premedicant in general anaesthesia.

Oxazolam is a prodrug (precursor) for the benzodiazepine desmethyl-diazepam (nordazepam) and is itself a metabolic product of other benzodiazepines. It has anxiolytic, sedative, and anticonvulsant properties. It is a GABA-A receptor agonist. Oxazolam is marketed in Japan under the brand name Serenal. It is usually used to treat anxiety, tension, depression, and sleeping disorder in neurosis. It is used to treat somatic symptoms in psychosomatic disorders (gastrointestinal diseases, circulatory diseases, endocrine diseases, and autonomic dystonia), anxiety, tension, and depression. It is also used as a preanesthetic medication.

RouteOnsetDurationAfter Effects
Tripsit Factsheets
All ROAs:30-90 minutes6-12 hours6-12 hours
Oxazolam Duration

Anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, sedative, and skeletal muscle relaxant properties.

Mexazolam and Alprazolam in the Treatment of Generalised Anxiety Disorder: A Double-Blind, Randomised Clinical Trial - The three major types of drugs considered in the management of GAD are buspirone, benzodiazepines and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). [1] The purpose of this trial was to compare ...
Saturday March 31, 2001 - medscape.com

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