What are some of
the special concerns about this anti anxiety medication?
Tranxene has been
known to make you drowsy or less alert than normal. Obviously, you should not
drive, operate heavy machinery or participate in any other hazardous activity
that requires your full attention until you are certain of how Tranxene will
If you're being
treated for anxiety associated with depression, your doctor may want to start
you on a low dose of this medication. You should never increase your dosage
until you have consulted with your physician.
The elderly or
individuals in more frail conditions may become less steady on their feet or may
become oversedated while taking this medication.
and anxiety does not usually require treatment with a strong drug such as
Tranxene. You should always discuss your symptoms thoroughly with your
physician prior to taking this medication. Tranxene should also not be taken
for serious mental conditions such as depression and other severe psychological
disorders that it has not been recommended for. You should also not take this
medicine if you have had an eye condition known as acute narrow-angle glaucoma.
is also known to interact badly with other medications and alcohol. Because
Tranxene slows down the central nervous system it may actually intensify the
effects of alcohol. It is recommended that you not drink alcohol while taking
Should I take Tranxene if I am pregnant and/or breast-feeding?
The effects of
Tranxene have not been adequately studied during pregnancy or while
breast-feeding. It is not recommended that you take this medication while
pregnant as there is increased risk of birth defects associated with this class
of drugs. Tranxene is also known to appear in breast milk therefore affecting a
nursing infant. If this medication is absolutely necessary to your health, your
doctor may ask you to discontinue breast-feeding until your treatment with this
medication has been completed.
Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. Candidate
(Health and Geriatric Psychologist)
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