The clinical activity of oxazepam

Acta Psychiatr Scand Suppl. 1978;(274):99-103. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.1978.tb02393.x.


Over the years, oxazepam has distinguished itself clinically from other benzodiazepines by virtue of its excellent tolerance. Recent research suggests that this is due to metabolic and pharmacokinetic differences rather than an intrinsically more favourable toxic-to-therapeutic dosage ratio. Because of its excellent tolerance, dosage is very flexible, and it is, therefore, possible to utilize oxazepam in a wide spectrum of anxiety-related disorders including the psychoses. The use of oxazepam in anxiety neurosis, depressive neurosis, psychotic disorders, alcoholism, and insomnia is discussed.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Alcoholism / drug therapy*
  • Anxiety Disorders / drug therapy
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Depression / drug therapy
  • Drug Evaluation
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / drug therapy*
  • Oxazepam / administration & dosage
  • Oxazepam / adverse effects
  • Oxazepam / therapeutic use*
  • Psychotic Disorders / drug therapy
  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders / drug therapy*


  • Oxazepam