How To Use This Medicine
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you.
Do not take the
medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your
doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure
you get the best results from this medication.
Serax should be used for only a short time.
Do not take
this medication for longer than 4 months without your doctor's advice.
Serax may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was
prescribed for. Serax should never be shared with another person, especially
someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a
secure place where others cannot get to it.
Contact your doctor if this medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your
Do not stop using Serax suddenly without first talking to your doctor.
You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.
Your symptoms may return when you stop using Serax after using it over a long
period of time.
You may also have seizures or withdrawal symptoms when you stop
using Serax. Withdrawal symptoms may include:
- trouble sleeping
- muscle cramps
- stomach pain
- unusual thoughts or behavior
- seizure (convulsions)
To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your
doctor will need to check your progress on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled
visits to your doctor.