Alcohol Withdrawal and Anxiety Disorders
Oxazepam shares the actions of other benzodiazepines and is used for the management of agitation associated with acute alcohol withdrawal and for the management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety or anxiety associated with depressive symptoms. Anxiety or tension associated with the stress of everyday life usually does not require treatment with an anxiolytic. The efficacy of oxazepam for long-term use (i.e., longer than 4 months) has not been evaluated. The need for continued therapy with the drug should be periodically reassessed.