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Dr. Al Hegab
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Clorazepate (Definition)

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 ...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

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Does tranxene (clorazepate) work?

Yes: Tranxene belongs to the same group as xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, etc. It is, however, very long-acting: it starts slowly, but stays in the body for a long time. People who get used to short acting drugs expect tranxene to work quickly, so might think it doesn't work. The equivalent dose is also important. It works great for anxiety or alcohol/benzo withdrawal. ...Read more

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Does tranxene (clorazepate) work right?

Sure: I hope your question was, "does tranxetne work. Right?" this medication belongs to the same family as Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) Valium, etc. it is doing practically the same. It is just much longer acting and much slower to start acting. Because of this, people experienced with more immediately working medications do not feel it is working. Give it time. Do not expect to feel the same as Xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Is there a tranxene (clorazepate) 1 mg?

No.: The brand drug tranxene (clorazepate) is discontinued in the U.S. However, the generic form is still made. The lowest dose is 3.75 mg tablets. It also comes in 7.5 and 15 mg strength tablets. You could try breaking a 3.75 mg tablet in half if needed. ...Read more

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What is the duration of tranxene (clorazepate)?

Long acting: Tranxene (clorazepate) is very long acting. It's half life is 40-50 hours. That means it can take 2-4 weeks to fully be out of your system. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Tranxene (Definition)

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