Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?
Oxazepam is used as an appetite stimulant and to relieve anxiety. Oxazepam is a benzodiazepine. This class of medicines is used to slow down the nervous system.
How do I give this medication?
"DO NOT discontinue the medication without first checking with your veterinarian."
- Give this medication to your pet as directed by your veterinarian. READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
- Try to give this medication at about the same time each day, preferably prior to feeding.
- DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed and do not give more often than directed.
- DO NOT discontinue the medication without first checking with your veterinarian. Contact your veterinarian ahead of time if repeat medication is required.
- Try not to miss giving any doses.
What do I do if I miss giving a dose?
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.
How do I store this medicine?
- Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
- Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight.
- Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
What are the potential side effects?
- The most common side effects are drowsiness and failure of muscular co-ordination,
- Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Are there any possible drug interactions?
- Make sure to tell your veterinarian if you are giving your pet any other medication or supplements.
- Quite often, your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and sometimes a drug interaction may be anticipated. If this occurs, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
- The following drugs can potentially interact with oxazepam: cimetidine, erythromycin, isoniazid, ketoconazole, propranolol, valproic acid, other CNS depressants, phenothiazines and probenecid.
- Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
REMEMBER! READ THE LABEL.
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