Compare Restoril vs. oxazepam
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Restoril (Temazepam) is a good short-term option to help you sleep, but it shouldn't replace good sleep habits.
Serax (oxazepam) helps make sure the seizures that happen during alcohol withdrawal don't get worse. Serax (oxazepam) is also good for short-term relief of anxiety symptoms.
- Helps you fall asleep and stay asleep.
- Can be helpful to reduce anxiety.
- Shouldn't make you drowsy the next day as long as you're using normal doses of it.
- Serax (oxazepam) is a first choice medicine to treat seizures that can happen in alcohol withdrawal.
- Serax (oxazepam) only lasts for a short time, so there's little risk of hangover effects or sleepiness.
- Serax (oxazepam) is recommended for people who have advanced liver disease because it doesn't affect the liver.
- Can be habit-forming, meaning you'll start to rely on Restoril (Temazepam) to sleep.
- Your body can get used to Restoril (Temazepam) and it may not work as well long-term.
- It's not recommended for people age 65 years or older.
- Can't be used by pregnant women since it'll cause harm to the baby.
- If it's used everyday for more than 2 to 4 weeks and you decide to stop taking Restoril (Temazepam), you'll need to work with your doctor to slowly get off the drug to avoid extra side effects.
- Serax (oxazepam) is addictive, so its use for anxiety should be limited to the shortest time possible.
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- Tolerance and dependence
- Taking more than the prescribed dose
- Taking longer than 4 weeks
- History of drug abuse
- Long-term use
- Harm to fetus
- Women of childbearing age
- Driving impairment
- Taking other medicines that make you less alert
- Memory problems
- Taking with alcohol
- Taking with other drugs that acts in the brain
- Age 65 or older
- Withdrawal symptoms
- Breathing problems, coma, and death
- Taking opioids
- Low blood pressure
- People age 65 or older
- High blood pressure
- Behavior changes