Adumbran is a drug containing the prescription active ingredient Oxazephan, which, due to its sedative effect, is used for the short-term treatment of agitation and sleep disorders.

Application areas

The calming effect of adumbrans is used, among other things, to alleviate However, in both cases, the use of adumbrans is only suitable for symptomatic treatment and should in the long term only be used as a complementary therapy, for example in addition to psychological treatment. – agitation,

  • Anxiety and agitation
  • A further field of application are sleep through disorders


Adumbran is taken in tablet form, usually twice a day and independently of meals. The dose depends on the extent of the symptoms. Due to the high risk of addiction, the duration of intake should be only a few days and should not exceed four weeks even in the case of chronic illness.

The instructions of the treating physician must be observed. The dosage of Adumbran depends on the type of disease, the height and weight of the patient. The dose should always be kept as small as possible to avoid possible side effects.

One tablet usually contains 10mg of the active ingredient oxazepam. When using Adumbran for the treatment of anxiety and tension, adults or adolescents aged 14 years or older can take one tablet in the morning and one or two tablets in the evening. If Adumbran is used, for example, for sleep disorders, one or two tablets in the evening should be sufficient. Higher dosages may be used if the effect is insufficient, but should always be discussed in advance with the treating doctor.


Adumbran must not be taken if there is an allergy to the active substance oxazephan. Due to its addictive potential, it is not recommended for use in cases of acute or past dependence on alcohol, drugs or other medicines. Nor can the drug be taken if you suffer from myasthenia gravis, a pathological muscle sleepiness, or problems with the sense of balance and movement coordination, as these are aggravated by Adumbran.

Further exclusion criteria are disturbances of liver or kidney function as well as lung diseases and sleep apnoea (temporary suspension of breathing during sleep). Adumbran belongs to the group of drugs known as benzodiazepines. These drugs suppress signal transduction in the central nervous system.

This enables them to suppress feelings of anxiety and restlessness. This is a major intervention in the perception and experience of various situations and therefore has a high potential for dependence. The positive effect can be felt very precisely when taking medication that has a rapid onset and end of action.

Therefore, such drugs bring a higher risk of psychological and physical dependence. Adumbran is a drug with a medium-long effect. Adumbran is a medium-length drug, and the risk of dependence is present even for a short period of use, and is somewhat higher than with long-acting benzodiazepines such as clonazepam. After discontinuation of adumbran there may be symptoms of withdrawal. These include :

  • Recurrence of the original symptoms of anxiety and restlessness
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • High blood pressure
  • Shaking
  • Memory disorders Gedächtnissto
  • Depressed mood
  • Hallucinations