User Reviews for Oxazepam to treat Insomnia
Oxazepam has an average rating of 6.6 out of 10 from a total of 12 reviews for the off-label treatment of Insomnia. 50% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 17% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Oxazepam
"I was prescribed this medicine for sleep-maintenance insomnia. When I first started taking it, I found that 15mg wasn't enough since I had bad anxiety related to the stress of not being able to sleep and I still woke up for long periods. I took 30 mg, which was effective but I felt dopey during the day and had a headache for a few hours when I woke up. After taking it for 2 weeks, I now can take 15 mg and get a pretty good sleep with no side effects."
"I have Tourette syndrome and get insomnia because of it (constant thoughts etc). I used to take Temazepam for 10 years but it was no longer working. I have now been on Oxazepam for about a 2 years and its remarkable. It helps me sleep no matter what I have been doing. 10mg is plenty for me, and if I have been drinking coffee, I take 20mg, have a shower then fall asleep within a minute of my head hitting the pillow. Super great for anxiety too. "
"I take oxazepam 30 mg at 10.00 pm and go to bed at 11.00. I immediately fall asleep and sleep perfectly till 7 am. I do this every three days to avoid dependence. Unfortunately the night after taking Serax I have great difficulty getting to sleep. One good sleep every three days is OK for me."
"First time I had these last night and wow hard hitting I was told to take 1-2 15mg so I took 2 and it knocked me for 6 don't remember falling asleep just the fantastic feeling of waking up after 10 hours......this is the first uninterupted sleep in 20 years so good so far I'm also on valium for anti panic attacks and dothep for Depression lithium for bi-polar fingers crossed it keeps working like this!!!!"
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"I was very pleased with Sandoz brand that I was receiving from the VA.. Now the V.A. switched to some company that puts out the red capsules and they are terrible. About 60% of the red capsules are under filled, some have very little at all in them. I called my Congressman and the DEA about this problem and I haven't heard back from them yet. Yet, Sandoz's capsule have had the correct amount in them. I guess the lowest bidder decided to make up the difference by with-holding large amount of the medicine to get back what they under bid the other Pharma companies. To the V.A. you are a sell-out to the USA Veterans and most likely the public also"
"Poor english, sorry : It's a good medicine for sleeping but not the best one. Temazepam is better. Oxazepam will slow down the thinking when you try to fall asleep. Oxazepam is helpful for those who have developed a tolerance to benzos. It's less addictive than Ativan ( lorazepam). I take 20 mg every evening at 10 pm. When it will stop working it will be the end of the benzos ."
"I had chronic & acute migraine attacks for 30 years 3-4 per week & used a variety of analgesics. Consequently my sleep was all over the place. Dr put me on one Oxazepam at night 10 years ago to help me sleep. I was unaware of problems with benzos until recently when I looked them up due lots of nasty & weird physical issues which surfaced when analgesics stopped 5 months ago. My fault I didn't know of benzo side effects - the patient needs to check out thoroughly any drug you're prescribed & I didn't. Finally I found that my worst migraine trigger is yeast, so gave that up & hardly any migraines now so no analgesics at all. I am starting slow dry micro taper of benzo now as I am sure with some non drug strategies I can get my sleep pattern back. I'll be happy to get my health back too once I can get off the benzo."
"I use it for the past 20 years. I take half or a bit more of a 5 mg tablet every night before bed time. It helps to sleep longer hours."
"I use this medication to help me sleep and helps with anxiety as well. The only major side effect is it makes me eat everything in sight. It should be used for those who need to gain weight."
"My psychiatrist put me on this medicine oxazepam for insomnia. It doesn’t seem to have any sedative effect at all."
"I take this medication for sleeping and anxiety It has helped me get to sleep but I cannot stay asleep? Help?"
"I drink this medicine at 8 at night but don't always feel that it makes me sleepy before bedtime. Do I take it too early must I take it later? I'm on 30 mg."
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"I find it hard to sleep all of the time. I'll fall asleep got 1 hr then I cannot get back to sleep. 1 tablet at night and miracle I can sleep again. This medication also helps control my anxiety problems. I'm not a tablet taker but I could not sleep so I had to hold my head high and admit I needed help."