Tranxene: Medication Choice
Generic Name: Clorazepate
Other Brand Names:
Tranxene-SD, Tranxene-SD Half Strength
Tranxene medication used for?
medication belongs to a class of drugs classified as benzodiazepines. It is
usually used for the short term relief of anxiety symptoms and for assistance
with anxiety disorders. It is sometimes used for the acute withdrawal from
alcohol. Convulsive disorders such as epilepsy are also sometimes treated with
medication: What else do I need to know?
This anti-anxiety drug may
be habit-forming if taken over a long period of time. Also, you may experience
withdrawal symptoms if you discontinue this medication too abruptly. You should
always contact your doctor before reducing, discontinuing or changing your
dosage in any way.
medication: When should this medication not be prescribed?
If you’ve ever shown any
sensitivity to Tranxene, or any similar medications you should not continue
taking this anxiety drug. You should always let your doctor know of any
negative reactions you have had to this medication.
It is recommended that you
do not take this medication if you have ever had a condition referred to as
acute narrow-angle glaucoma.
Everyday stress and anxiety
does not usually require the use of Tranxene medication. You should always
discuss your anxiety related symptoms with your physician.
Finally, it is not
recommended that you treat depression and other serious psychological conditions
with Tranxene medication.
Information adapted from The
PDR Family Guide Guide to Prescription Drugs
Information and webpage by
Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. Candidate
(Health and Geriatric Psychologist)
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