Oxazepam is used to treat symptoms of Reference anxiety, such as worry, restlessness, and Reference insomnia; symptoms that occur during alcohol withdrawal; and agitation and irritability in elderly individuals. Oxazepam is in a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.
Common brand names:Serax
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In a preliminary trial, an extract of periwinkle called vinpocetine was shown to produce minor improvements in short-term memory among people taking flunitrazepam, a benzodiazepine.1 Further study is needed to determine if vinpocetine would be a helpful adjunct to use of benzodiazepines, or oxazepam specifically.The interaction is supported by preliminary, weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.
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1. Bhatti JZ, Hindmarch I. Vinpocetine effects on cognitive impairments produced by flunitrazepam. Int Clin Psychopharmacol 1987;2:325–31.
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