I was prescribed Oxazepam for 6 weeks when I was going through a really tough time with anxiety and found it to be fantastic for helping my anxiety.
Oxazepam is seen as being one of the benzos
with the least abuse potential in the benzodiazepine
family. Of course there are cases were Oxazepam has been abused but I personally found it to have no recreational effects. I personally would like to see Oxazepam prescribed instead of (the commonly prescribed) Diazepam
. I have used both for anxiety, I found Oxazepam to be better at reducing/eliminating anxiety than Diazepam but found Diazepam to be easier to abuse than Oxazepam.
The people I know who have genuine anxiety and have been prescribed benzos, always seem to be prescribed Diazepam or Temazepam
and the majority of those who have been prescribed these have had addiction
, tolerance and withdrawal
problems. I don't know anyone else who has been prescribed Oxazepam.
I was prescribed 10mg
with dose "one to be taken when needed
I found the following thread that has some pretty useful information on Oxazepam, especially the study posts that Jakelta posted.
It seems there is a popular opinion on Oxazepam having very low abuse potential but being great for anxiety. I'm not sure how effective it is in treating insomnia or alcoholics as I have no experience with this but they definitely helped me get to sleep. It usually takes Oxazepam around 30 minutes to work making it a short acting benzo
and therefore making it brilliant for treating anxiety attacks or short episodes of anxiety. Here's the thing though, all though the abuse potentiL is low, it is still easy to build up tolerance so I would suggest that you only take Oxazepam when and if you need it.
In short, the popular opinion is that Oxazepam is brilliant for medical use but isn't for recreational use.