Tranxene

(clorazepate)

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Treats alcohol withdrawal and controls partial seizures and anxiety.

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Our bottom line

While Tranxene (clorazepate) can be used to control seizures and anxiety, it's not popular because of its potential for addiction and withdrawal seizures.

Quick facts about Tranxene
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (clorazepate)
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Upsides

  • Tranxene (clorazepate) is a fast acting option to control anxiety and alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
  • It can be used to treat different types of seizures.
  • Available in generic.

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Downsides

  • Tranxene (clorazepate) is not a first choice medicine for anxiety or seizures because of the potential for addiction.
  • If you've been taking Tranxene (clorazepate) for a while and you want to stop, you need to slowly lower the drug dose to avoid having withdrawal symptoms.
  • If you have problems with your liver, Tranxene (clorazepate) can take a very long time to wear off.

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How it works

Tranxene (clorazepate) increases a chemical in the brain that controls seizures, anxiety, and the body's reaction to alcohol withdrawal.

Quick facts about Tranxene
  • Drug class: Neuro/psych
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (clorazepate)
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What to expect when you take Tranxene (clorazepate) for Seizure control

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Side effect rates for Tranxene (clorazepate)

Risks and Warnings for Tranxene (clorazepate)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Alcohol use
    • Opioid use

    Because Tranxene (clorazepate) can make you sleepy, don't drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you. This can be worse if you drink alcohol or take opioids for pain relief.

Common concerns from people taking Tranxene (clorazepate)

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Alcohol
  • Don't drink alcohol or take opioids for pain relief with Tranxene (clorazepate) since the combination can slow your breathing, which can be dangerous.
Sleep
  • Tranxene (clorazepate) can make you feel sleepy, so don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.