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23.0 Pharmacology


     A: Oxazepam (Serax) is a short acting benzodiazepine that does not have any active metabolites. This quality is a must in elderly patients where oversedation needs to be avoided and in patients with liver disease where a long acting agent may have impaired metabolism.

Blondell R. Ambulatory Detoxification of Patients with Alcohol Dependence. Am Fam Physician. Feb 1, 2005;71(3):499.

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