Purata contains Oxazepam which is a benzodiazepine derivative with sedative properties and is used for treating of tension, anxiety, and to relieve the acute symptoms of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome. This should only be taken if there is a severe disorder causing or subjecting the individual to an extreme stress. This is not a sleeping pill and not intended to the regular anxiety or stress attacks that one has.
It comes in tablet forms with 10mg (white), 15mg (yellow) and 30mg (pink) dosages and treatment should be taken with the lowest recommended dose and not to exceed the recommended maximum dose. For those who have alcohol withdrawal symptoms, the usual recommended dose is from 15mg to 30mg and to be taken 3 or four times per day depending on the doctor’s prescription. If this is to be given for elederly or debilitated patients, dosage should be 10mg to be taken 3 times per day and treatment should be short as possible.
After the prescribed duration of treatment, patient should consult the doctor if medication should be continued. There is a need for the patient to be reassessed so as not to be overdosed. Generally, it should not take a patient more than 8 weeks or at the most 12 weeks. If there is a need to extend the period of medication, re-evaluating the patient should be done.
Manufacturers of this drug strongly warn patients not to take this medication together with an intake of alcohol because it may lead to impaired concentration or drowsiness.