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If you drink alcoholic beverages or use certain other drugs -- such as barbiturates or antidepressants -- while you are on Serax, drug interactions can occur. Drug interactions with Serax can increase your risk of certain side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects are also possible. It is important that you ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the Serax drug interactions that may apply to you.

An Overview of Serax Drug Interactions

Serax® (oxazepam) can potentially interact with several other medications, particularly other medications that affect the central nervous system. Some of these medicines that may lead to Serax interactions include:
  • Barbiturates, including:
    • Amobarbital (Amytal®)
    • Butalbital (Fioricet®, Fiorinal®)
    • Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
    • Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
    • Secobarbital (Seconal®)
  • Seizure medications
  • Sleep medications.
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