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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Clorazepate (Overview)

Clorazepate (brand name tranxene) is a benzodiazepine (minor tranqilizer). Its active metabolite is desmethyldiazepam, which has a long half life in the body. It is not frequently used today as a tranquilizer, because it is fairly sedating, but is mostly used in the treatment of epilepsy and alcohol withdrawal.


Dr. Darrin Cunningham
28 doctors shared insights

Clorazepate (Overview)

Clorazepate (brand name tranxene) is a benzodiazepine (minor tranqilizer). Its active metabolite is desmethyldiazepam, which has a long half life in the body. It is not frequently used today as a tranquilizer, because it is fairly sedating, but is mostly used in the treatment of epilepsy and alcohol withdrawal.


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Is clorazepate safe?

Is clorazepate safe?

If use as prescribed: It is a well known drug to the medical community and if used for short period of time in appropriate dosage, it is relatively safe as prescribed. Like any other drug, people react to med very differently and so one could be ok for others but may not be right for you. So, take med only as prescribed and have a regular follow-up for assessment. Be good. Be safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does clorazepate stay in urine?

Variable, but long: Chlorazepate (aka tranxene) remains detectable in urine for 1-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How does marijuana interact with tranxene (clorazepate)?

How does marijuana interact with  tranxene (clorazepate)?

Not directly: Tranxene (clorazepate) is a benzodiazepine and works on GABA receptors. Marijuana has its own receptors, so there is no direct interaction. However, both are sedating, can affect cognition, alertness, etc. It's not a safe combination. ...Read more

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How much clorazepate and alcohol would it take to be fatal?

How much clorazepate and alcohol would it take to be fatal?

Why take the risk?: To the best of my knowledge, there isn't any accurate info on how much of each is needed when mixing the 2 to be fatal, because it will be different depending on the individual. For example, a long-time alcoholic can down couple pints of vodka w/o trouble, but for a nondrinker that would be bad, especially if a tranquilizer is involved. So, don't try it. Don't drink/drive. Be good. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is clorazepate safe?

If use as prescribed: It is a well known drug to the medical community and if used for short period of time in appropriate dosage, it is relatively safe as prescribed. Like any other drug, people react to med very differently and so one could be ok for others but may not be right for you. So, take med only as prescribed and have a regular follow-up for assessment. Be good. Be safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is clorazepate?

What is clorazepate?

A benzodiazepine: It is a med belonging to the class called benzodiazepines, more common ones are ativan, valium, Xanax (alprazolam) etc... It is still in use, but less often than above. Also has addictive potential as above as well. It is used for anxiety or to suppress seizure. If you are using it, i would suggest that you consult with your doc for assessment regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does clorazepate do 4 u?

4 anxiety or seizure: It is an anxiolytic/anticonvulsant--means it treats anxiety and can be useful to treat seizure (convulsion). It is an older medication, but still in use today. It also has addictive potential common to others in same class such as valium, Ativan (lorazepam) etc... There are better anxiety/seizure treatments, so if you have such, consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Tranxene (Definition)

Tranxene is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ...Read more